House Clearance Glasgow – Wood Recycling Overview

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  • Once we have removed all of the furniture, junk & rubbish from the house we will issue you with an invoice for your records.
  • We ALWAYS keep household items to one side which we know can be either re-used or donated free to charity. Our house clearance charges are fair & we do NOT add 20% VAT on the final price.

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House Clearance Glasgow – Wood Recycling Overview

House clearance Glasgow reports that wood waste is ideally suited to re-use, recycling, composting and energy recovery. As a biodegradable waste, wood will also be affected by the EC Landfill directive, which restricts organic waste in landfill. In addition, companies are struggling to meet recycling and recovery targets for the recovery of wood packaging waste. So the question has to be “Why is any wood waste landfilled?” Yet we know that significant quantities of wood are still disposed of to landfill.

A high proportion of commercial and industrial waste arisings is wood, and it is often far easier to segregate, sort and handle than other materials. With increasing legislation on packaging and biodegradable waste, wood recycling is set to increase in the coming years. Now wood recyclers are joining together to form an industry association which it is hoped will give them a voice with Government.

Overview of wood waste and recycling

The government’s new waste strategy calls waste wood “an ubiquitous material”, arising, as it does, in a number of different waste streams. However, data on wood waste is hard to come by and, at best, estimated. There could be as much as 420,000 tonnes of waste wood collected from UK households or deposited at CA sites, 670,000 tonnes of wood packaging waste (pallets and crates) and over 750,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste. In addition there is industrial wood process waste, in the form of wood chippings and sawdust, and green waste wood, primarily the by-product from the management of trees and forests. Each waste stream has different suitable recovery options.


Pallets are frequently collected free of charge by companies like House Clearance Glasgow that repair or re-manufacture used pallets. The pallets are sorted and stored according to type (a combination of size and method of construction) and condition. The pallets are then either repaired, or broken down into their component parts for remanufacture. Pallet dismantling machines are used, which consist of a moving saw blade against which a pallet is pushed/pulled. The re-furbished pallet can then be sold for around half the price of a new pallet – with the added advantage to the user that as a re-used item re-manufactured pallets carry no obligation under the packaging regulations!

Particle board manufacture

Pallets and other waste wood that cannot be reused may be chipped by one of the many chipping or shredding operations around the UK. The bulk of wood waste that is chipped is sent to the major particle board manufacturers where it is incorporated into MDF and Chipboard products such as work surfaces. The board manufacturers demand that the product meet certain quality specifications, and are free from contaminants such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It is these manufacturers that are accredited to issue Packaging Waste Recovery Notes (PRNs) for any waste wood packaging that they reprocess.

Alternative uses

Alternatively, untreated wood waste can be chipped for other uses such as animal bedding or play surfaces. Where wood packaging waste is sent for one of these alternative uses, the wood chipper is able to issue the PRN. The waste wood is chipped into a number of different products, including equestrian surfaces, landscape mulch and playground wood fibre surfacing. Recyclers such as House Clearance Glasgow are able to achieve a higher return per tonne for wood chip by producing a directly marketable product. However, a thorough screening process is necessary In order to maintain the quality of the finished product.


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