There are tons of waste wood and timber that are disposed every year. Recycling of these products was started as an initiative to limit the damage done to the environment. Deforestation was discovered to have a negative impact on the global climate and recycling was established as a viable source of more sustainable wood source. Recycling waste wood is highly beneficial and old timber can be used without felling of more trees. There are different sources of waste wood and the condition in which it is collected will vary. Improper disposal of old wood and timber is problematic to the community and hazardous for the environment.
The Recycling Process Waste wood and timber is usually divided into recycling plants for processing. The pieces are then loaded into a powerful wood shredder that breaks the pieces through a variety of processes. The product varies in size and the vibrating screener performs well in sorting out the products. Various sizes of the results are applied to different uses. The oversized pieces are re-circulated and the fine material is used as animal beddings. The size in between the two is used in broad mills. The process is efficient in ensuring that the products are not wasted. Collection of Wood Waste wood and timber is disposed into landfills if there is no recycling plant available. The companies that are deal in these recycling processes redirect this into their plants for processing.
The wood collected comes from different areas. Construction sites are major contributors of timber. Unfortunately, this wood is usually a mixture of every variety available in building. Pieces of solid wood will be found mixed with laminate material, plywood and even treated timber. This poses a big challenge when recycling because they must all be separated. It is a labor-intensive process that is also time-consuming. Demolition sites are also a rich source of waste wood and timber. The decision to demolish buildings depends on the possibility of getting recyclable materials. Wood is very hard to salvage from such sites because it is found with other substances.
Because of the nature of the resulting material of this activity, sorting out the wood from the other more resilient objects is not considered a viable option. The resulting wood is also of very low quality and it is hard to get recyclable pieces. Waste wood can also be collected from wood processing factories as well as the packaging companies. The materials that are not deemed to be quality enough are disposed of. The lowest quality of wood available is from the household wastes. People cause eventual accumulation of waste wood from old and broken furniture as well as home renovation tasks. Benefits of Recycling There are definite environmental benefits to recycling wood and timber.
Buying recycled timber is safe for the environment and limits the need for heavy reliance on the forests for fresh raw building materials. As a source of energy, it gives an alternative to other more unsustainable methods. Recycling is also more cost-effective. There are a lot of resources allocated to safe waste disposal and with different use of waste wood, the costs are significantly reduced. The process is getting more efficient and the major challenge of dealing with contaminants can be dealt with by educating people on importance of waste segregation. Check out the video below for more information, this is just one method of recycling wood and timber.