After aggregate, wood is the next largest element of construction and demolition debris in terms of volume. However, wood waste from C&D projects has a surprisingly low recycle rate when compared to aggregate, cardboard or metal.
L.E.D.R. Recycling provides low-cost wood recycling to the St. Louis and St. Charles area for both commercial and residential C&D projects as a green alternative to help reduce our overall environmental impact.
The Benefits Of Wood Recycling
From conserving our forests and protecting limited timber resources to limiting the amount of unnecessary solid waste in landfills, recycling wood has a number of benefits.
And while many people don’t necessarily think of wood when they consider recyclable materials — things like metal and plastic are more likely come to mind — there are a number of useful products that can be made out of recycled wood.
Some of the ways that wood can be reused include:
- Chipped into mulch: Wood can be run through a chipper and ground into a natural mulch for use in gardens and landscaping.
- Fuel: Wood is still burned to create steam for electricity production from boilers, as well as fuel for heat during the winter.
- Repurposed into new projects: Reclaimed wood is coveted by both designers and craftsman alike to be used in various projects ranging from new furniture to architecture.
- Shredded and pressed into composites: Particle board, ply wood, and even laminates often use recycled wood mixed with resins to create new construction materials.
Instead of sending wood from your construction or demolition project to the landfill, reduce your environmental impact and consider recycling instead.
L.E.D.R. Recycling even offers easy-to-use roll-off containers for your C&D project as well. We will drop a container off at your site, you can fill it with all your debris and we will pick it up to sort, separate and recycle everything for you!