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Wood waste collection
Wood waste collection

Wood Waste Removal and Disposal London

Wood waste is unwanted woodwork products such as branch pruning and lumber-jacking. It includes uprooted and un-uprooted tree stumps and unwanted trees. Most wood wastes are from urban areas undergoing massive demolition, construction, wood packaging and processing.

Wood waste is common in different industries, including particleboard mills, plywood mills, sawmills, furniture, paper and pulp mill.

Wood waste disposal

Types of wood waste?

Four types of wood wastes are available. They include scrap wood, natural wood, problem wood and used wood waste. Problem wood waste includes laminated timber, a combination of wood waste and regular wood, and wood waste combined with a preservative agent.

Used wood includes deserted wooden building areas, wood waste from materials such as colour pallets and wooden furniture. Scrap wood waste is obtained from sawmills, construction sites, carpenters' workshops and furniture factories. Wood pieces and excess sawdust from logging activities constitute a natural wood waste.

Disposing of wood

You need the right types and sizes of bins, balers, skips and other containers to dispose of wood properly. You can arrange wood waste with other business waste, and our professionals at Waste Removal London will provide you with the right bins to remove the waste from your property. You will fill the waste bins with the wood waste, and our expert team will arrive at the property at the agreed time to collect it.

Ensure you keep the waste free of contaminants because small metals can affect the machinery at the recycling site. However, you don't need to separate or break the wood into pieces. After your waste collection, we will transport it to the nearby wood recycling site to sort and process the waste.

How to store wood waste

Different shapes, materials and sizes of waste collection bins are available to reduce littering. Waste collection containers include centralised bin stations, localised containers, waste yard dumpsters, waste transfer balers or transfer carts.  

The localised containers are also known as desk-side bins. These are single bines that aid better handling of waste. For example, the localised bins can be nearby for throwing minor personal waste like papers. These bins encourage people to organise their waste, aiding recycling.  

The second type of waste collection bin is the high traffic containers or centralised bin stations. You can place this bin at strategic positions and serve as a collection point for waste in localised containers.  

Many furniture workshops have centralised bins in corridors and hallways for storing wood waste from works stations.  

The third waste bin type is the waste transfer cart, also called a utility cart. Its main purpose is to receive waste from centralised stations. The waste transfer carts are big and can carry more waste. They are more economical than buying several high-traffic containers.

Refuse yard dumpsters store a larger amount of waste, collecting several tones of wood waste from the transfer balers.

How to collect wood waste

There are Government laws and regulations controlling wood waste disposal. In the UK, The Waste Legislation and Environmental Protection Act stipulate that all companies document the waste they produce to ensure correct waste disposal.

The Hazardous Waste Directive forbids mixing hazardous and non-hazardous. The Duty of Care legislation requires any business involved in importing, producing, keeping, treating or disposing of regulated waste to pay a levy known as Duty Care.

The UK Government also requires a waste transfer note for all collection and transportation of wood waste. This note holds legal documents, including signatures for the parties sending and collecting wood waste.

Pallet Recycling – what happens after wood waste collection

After collecting your wood waste, our experts at Waste Removal London will recycle the waste. Wood waste is easily recyclable, and we use it to make wood chips, which are perfect for creating bed gardens and landscape covers.

Different companies compose wood refuse, using it as raw material for creating biomass fuel. Some companies also use wood waste products as raw materials to make fencing wood, demolition tools and plywood.

Wood waste is a common waste in the UK, and while the UK only accounts for 1% of the world's population, it uses 3% of the world's wood. Most people dumped wood waste in landfills in the past, but it is organic and recyclable. More companies are beginning to dispose of wood waste properly and reusing it for different purposes.

You can contact Waste Removal London to handle your wood waste collection, disposal and recycling if you have wood waste.

Call us on 020 37450982 to book our reliable wood waste collection services and get a free quote.

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