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Wood Waste Collection Removal and Disposal
Wood Waste Collection Removal and Disposal

Wood Waste Collection Removal and Disposal

Processing of natural wood and wood applications leaves behind a type of waste called wood waste. For instance, when trees are harvested for wood or when pruning the garden trees, the undesired leftovers like the stumps, branches, and leaves constitute a wood waste.

But there are other sources of wood waste, especially from the cities where a lot of construction and demolition works involving wood are going on. Not only that, furniture making, paper and pulp processing, and mills where plywood and particle boards are made also contribute a fair share of wood waste.

Getting rid of wood waste

Before we go on, it is important to note that wood waste are of 4 different types.

  • Problem wood waste. Undesired laminated timber and wood waste covered in preservatives.
  • Natural wood waste. Pieces of wood from lumbering and sawdust.
  • Scrap wood. This one comes from sawmills, construction sites, carpenter workshops, and factories that make furniture.
  • Used wood: Abandoned wooden parts of buildings, wooden furniture, colour pallet wood waste.

How to manage wood waste

The waste from wood also contributes to household or office garbage, and this is where collecting bins come in handy. They are containers shaped and sized differently where rubbish is dumped.

Collecting containers for waste are of different types:

  • Localised containers. These are personal trash bins that help in the management of waste. A common name for these waste collecting containers is a desk-side bin. You see this mostly in offices. It is placed at close range to collect minimal rubbish like papers, used cans of fizzy drinks, coffee cups, etc. Localised containers assist in collecting small portions of waste, thus improving wood waste recycling.
  • Centralised bin stations. This is where all the waste from the desk-side bins are finally collected. This is why they are also called high-traffic containers. They are named thus because their position is central. You see them in office yards, furniture workshops, and other departmental stores.
  • Waste transfer cart (transfer balers). These ones take the rubbish from the centralised bins and in the case of transfer balers cut this garbage. Also called utility carts, these containers are much bigger in size, so they take much trash and are more cost-effective than having a lot of centralised bin stations.
  • Waste yard dumpsters. This is where the waste is finally disposed. They are very big in size and collect a higher volume of wood waste. So, the transfer balers redeposit the waste they carry inside these dumpsters.

How to collect scrap wood

There are government regulations that guide wood waste disposal. A good example is the Waste Legislation and Environmental Protection Act in the UK. This law stipulates that all waste collected by companies be documented to make sure it is responsibly dumped. There is the Hazardous Waste Directive that warns against the combination of toxic waste with non-toxic waste. Still on government regulations is this law called the Duty of Care legislation that demands all who manufacture, retain, import, treat, or clear away regulated waste pay a special levy known as Duty Care. The UK government has a regulation that requires a Waste Transfer Note to follow every batch of toxic wood waste moved from one location to another. Legal documents carrying signatures of whoever is transferring the waste and the person collecting it make up the Note.

Recycling pallet

One may wonder how wood waste is handled after collection. Different types of waste especially recyclable wood waste, can be recycled by our team. There are useful by-products of recycled wood waste like wood chips which can be applied in landscaping or gardening. Wood waste can also be turned into compost by companies and utilised in biomass fuel production. Other applications of recyclable wood waste include raw materials to manufacture tools for demolition, wood for fencing, and plywoods.

What else should you know about wood waste

One of the top wastes in the UK is wood waste. This is because the country uses 3% of the wood from all over the world. Before now, dumpsites held a large amount of wood waste regardless of the recycling property of the material. Presently, companies are starting to remove their wood waste responsibly and recycle them as much as it can.

For more information, you can speak with any member of our team at London Rubbish Clearance. And if you have wood waste, you can also call us on 020 37450854 to clear them away appropriately.

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