Wood waste collection removal and disposal
Wood waste collection removal and disposal

Wood waste collection, removal and disposal

Wood waste is a by-product of activities such as branch pruning and lumber-jacking. It includes discarded trees and uprooted and un-uprooted tree stumps. Most wood wastes are from urban areas with massive ongoing construction, wood processing and packaging, and demolition.

These activities are necessary for creating wood waste such as paper, particle mills, plywood mills, furniture and sawmill.

Wood waste disposal

  • Types of wood waste

Four wood waste types are available. They include scrap wood, natural wood, problem wood and used wood.

Problem wood wastes include unwanted laminated timber, a combination of regular wood and problem wood, and wood waste with preservatives.

Used wood wastes include wooden furniture, wood waste from colour pallets and deserted wooden building portions

Scrap wood wastes come from carpenters’ workshops, sawmills, construction sites, and furniture factories.

Natural wood wastes include sawdust and wood pieces remaining from wood logging activities.

  • Disposing of wood

Disposing of wood correctly requires having the right type and size of bins, balers, skips and other storage containers. You can arrange for these containers with Junk Removal London. We deliver different sizes of bins and will get the right bins for your wood waste disposal.

If you have the right bins, you only have to fill them, and our professional will remove and dispose of the waste from your property.

Ensure the wood waste is free from contaminates like metals that can interfere with the recycling process. However, you do not need to separate the wood type or break down the wood. After the wood waste collection, we will transport it to the recycling plant, where professionals will sort and process the wood.

Wood waste management

  • Storing wood waste

You need different waste collection bins at specific points to reduce litter spreading. The types of waste collection containers include transfer balers or waste transfer carts, centralised bin stations, localised containers, and waste yard dumpsters.

The localised containers or desk-side waste bins. They are single refuse bins that help to increase efficiency in handling waste. For example, these containers can be nearby to throw away personal trash like papers. They help people keep organised garbage, aiding wood waste recycling.

The centralised bin station, also called a high-traffic container, is placed at specific points for collecting waste from localised containers. Centralised bin stations are common in furniture workshops. They place these bins in corridors and hallways for storing wood waste gotten from the employees’ workstations.

The waste transfer or utility carts are primarily for receiving waste from centralised bin stations. These big containers carry most waste and are less expensive than buying several high-traffic bins. 

The refuse dumpster stores large amounts of waste. This waste container usually stores large amount of wood waste collected from the transfer balers.

Collecting scrap wood

  • How to collect wood waste

Different government regulations and laws are in place to control wood waste processing and disposal. For example, In the UK, the Waste Legislation and Environmental Protection Act require companies to record all waste they produce to ensure correct waste disposal.

The Hazardous Waste Directive law forbids mixing non-hazardous and hazardous waste, while the Duty of Care legislation requires all parties involved in importing, producing, keeping, treating and disposing of waste to pay a specific fee called Duty Care.

The UK government also mandates waste collection companies to provide waste transfer notes for all collection and transportation of hazardous waste from wood. This note is a legal document where parties that send and collect the wood waste sign.

Pallet recycling

  • What happens after collecting wood waste?

After wood waste collection, our professionals will send them for recycling. For example, with further processing, wood waste can become wood chips. Wood chips are small wood debris perfect for creating landscapes and beautiful bed gardens.

Some companies also compose wood waste as raw material for creating biomass fuel. Others use wood waste products as a raw material for making demolition tools, fencing wood and plywood.

What you should learn about wood waste

Wood waste is a leading waste in the UK. While the UK only houses 1% of the world’s population, it consumes about 3% of the world’s wood. Over the years, wood waste was piled in dumpsites, although wood is recyclable.

However, in recent times, companies properly dispose of wood waste and reuse and recycle it in most cases.

If you produce wood waste and need a reliable wood waste disposal company, contact Junk Removal London. We will collect the wood waste and separate and recycle it to reduce dumping in landfills.

Call us now on 020 37450967 to book our wood waste collection service in London.

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