There’s a lot people don’t realise when it comes to disposing of your unwanted commercial waste items. The quickest way by far is to hire a skip, chuck it all in and let us come and take it away.
But you may have been told that there’s certain things you can’t put in your skip. Wood isn’t one of them but its one of the more complex items to recycle and its not quite as basic as you’d think!.
We thought you might want to know a bit more about the process?
HOW IS WOOD RECYCLED?
Well wood is mainly recycled by being reused. It’s such a widely used and versatile material which can be cut to size, sanded, re-painted etc in order to have its appearance drastically changed to suit a wide range of different functions.
From a construction point wood can also be recycled and turned into man-made medium-density fibreboard – MDF as it is commonly known as. This is made by basically compressing and processing different wood residuals.
RECYCLING WOOD WITH EMS
‘Scrap wood’ that’s come from home improvements for example, along with other untreated wood has a number of uses for recycling. It can be chipped and used in compost or mulch or be turned into particleboard or chipboard lumber.
Wood that has been treated, painted, varnished or otherwise finished is not good for recycling. It should also not be burned in a fireplace due to the toxic chemicals found in the wood treatment solutions. You should dispose of this type of wood at your local landfill or recycling centre. We accept this type of wood in a skip or you can bring the waste to the recycling facility in Exeter.
Most construction projects produce some level of wood waste. No matter how big or small the project it is EMS can advise you on the best way to properly dispose of, or recycle wood. If not disposed of properly it can be a harmful action for both your business and the environment.
IF YOUR WORKPLACE PRODUCES ANY WOOD WASTE AND YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WITH IT, READ OUR USEFUL TIPS BELOW ON THE BENEFITS OF RECYCLING:
REDUCE FIRE RISK
Large piles of wood waste close to any property or facility is a huge fire hazard. Idle piles of wood pose tempting to vandals and are a flammable danger that can not only affect your business workplace but also other workplaces or residential areas surrounding.
We’d advise either hiring a skip to keep everything together and away from the buildings and to contact a professional recycling facility like EMS.
We offer the perfect solution to any of the waste disposal needs of your business across the whole of the Southwest and this includes wood. We run an efficient service with trade accounts available and we pride ourselves on the levels of waste we recycle and the positive impact this has on the environment.
PRESERVE NATURAL RESOURCES
As we all know replanting trees takes decades before they reach maturity again. The more we can recycle the less we need to impact on the environment. When you choose to recycle wood waste, you extend the product’s life and reduce the need to cut down more trees
Our team of recycling experts in Exeter, Plymouth and Paignton offer advice on wood disposal. We have a special service for trade customers at our Waste Transfer Station based in Exeter. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about recycling any of your business or domestic waste.