Wood is one of nature’s most precious resources. It is a strong and sturdy material that can easily be transformed into a vast array of secondary products, like animal bedding, soil conditioner and compost additives. Because of the product’s versatility in various industries, the global demand has rapidly increased.
Many companies, however, quickly dispose of wood once it has served its original purpose. This act can be harmful to both your business and the environment. If your workplace produces a good amount of wood waste, here are four reasons you should start recycling it:
Reduced Risks to Fire
Accumulated heaps of wood waste close to your work premises can become a fire hazard. Wood poses a danger and can affect other workplaces or residential areas surrounding your site during a fire. To prevent such circumstances, gather your wood waste and contact a professional recycling facility instead.
Since landfill sites pile up easily, they have imposed larger tipping fees to encourage businesses to search for alternative methods of wood disposal. Entrusting your wood waste to recycling facilities helps you save on disposal costs.
Preserved Natural Resources
After replanting, trees can take decades before they reach maturity again. The less we take from the forest, the better. When you choose to recycle wood waste, you extend the product’s life and reduce the need to cut down even more trees.
Wood waste accounts for 40 to 50 percent of all construction and demolition materials that end up in landfills every year. Landfills produce toxic gases and release them into the atmosphere, affecting our environment. Each time you recycle wood waste, you divert more waste from the landfill.
LKM Recycling takes in clean wood waste, which includes solid softwood and hardwood, untreated wooden products, pallets and wooden packaging. C Grade dirty wood such as painted wood, fencing products and varnished wood are also acceptable.
Don’t hesitate to call us on 01795 439393 for your wood waste collection needs.