Wood Waste Collection
Wood Waste Collection

Wood Waste Collection in London

Wood waste is an unwanted product from branch pruning and other activities like lumber jacking. This waste comprises un-uprooted and uprooted tree stumps and discarded trees. Wood wastes are usually from urban areas where massive construction, wood processing and packing and demolition activities are ongoing.

Industries that contribute to making wood waste are particleboard mills, paper and pulp mills, plywood mills, furniture and sawmill.

Disposing of wood waste

  • Wood waste types

Four different wood waste types are available: problem, natural, used, and scrap wood waste.

Problem wood waste includes wood waste containing preservative agents, a combination of regular wood and problem wood waste, and laminated timber.

Used wood waste includes colour pallets, parts of deserted wooden buildings, and wooden furniture.

Examples of scrap wood waste are wood waste from sawmills, carpenters’ workshops, furniture factories and construction sites,

Examples of natural wood waste are wood pieces remaining from logging activities and leftover sawdust

  • Wood disposal method

Properly disposing of wood waste requires your business to have the right bin types and sizes, including skips, balers and other storage containers. You can arrange for the bins and other storage containers with London Rubbish Collection.

We can get you the right bins to collect and dispose of wood waste. When you fill the bins, our expert team will come to your location at the agreed time to collect and dispose of the waste.

Ensure your wood waste doesn’t contain contaminants like metal parts that may interfere with the machine during recycling. However, you don’t have to separate or break down the wood waste. After the wood waste collection, we will transport it to the nearest wood recycling facility, where professionals will sort and process the wood.

Wood waste management

  • Wood waste storage

You can get wood waste collection bins in different materials, shapes and sizes to store wood waste and reduce littering. Wood waste collecting bins include centralised bin stations, waste yard dumpsters, transfer balers or carts, and localised containers

The localised containers, commonly called desk-side bins, are single refuse bins for increasing efficiency and correct waste handling. These containers are positioned close to work areas to throw small personal trash like papers. The localised containers encourage workers to organise their garbage, which promotes wood waste recycling.

Centralised bin stations, also known as high-traffic containers, are placed at strategic points. They receive waste from localised containers. Many furniture workshops have centralised bin stations in their corridors and hallways for collecting wood waste for their employees’ workstations.

Waste transfer carts or utility carts are for receiving refuse from centralised stations. They are big and carry more waste, making them more economical than getting several high-traffic waste containers.

Refuse dumpsters are for storing a large amount of waste. They usually receive large tonnes of wood waste from the transfer balers.

Collection scrap wood

How to collect wood waste

The government has several laws and regulations aimed at controlling wood waste disposal. For example, In the UK, the Waste Legislation and Environmental Protection Act require all companies to record the waste they produce to ensure correct waste disposal.

The Hazardous Waste Directive law prohibits missing hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Another legislation for waste disposal is the Duty of Care legislation which stipulates that all parties involved in, treating, producing, importing, disposing or storing of regulated waste pay the levy known ad Duty Care.

The government also requires a Waste Transfer Note for all movement of hazardous wood waste. This note contains legal documents holding the signatures of the parties receiving and sending the wood waste.

Pallet recycling

What happens after wood waste collection?

After collecting wood waste, we aim to recycle the different types of wood waste. For example, we use wood waste, which is readily recyclable, to make wood chips, the small wood debris suitable for making landscape covers and bed gardens.

Some companies compose wood waste as raw material to make biomass fuel, while other organisations use wood waste ad raw material to make demolition tools, plywood and fencing wood.

What you should know about wood waste

Wood waste is a common waste produced in the UK. While the UK holds only about 1% of the world’s population, 3% of the world’s wood waste comes from the UK. Previously, wood waste in the UK got dumped in landfills, even though wood is an organic and recyclable material.

In the past few years, companies have adopted safer wood waste disposal methods, including reusing waste where possible.

If you have a company producing wood waste and you need proper wood waste disposal, contact London Rubbish Collection now at 020 37451098.

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