Uses of Recycled Timber
There are several different qualities of recycled timber, and each has its own uses. You will often hear people refer to the ‘grade’ of recycled wood, which is just another term for the wood’s quality. The quality (or grade) of the wood will then determine what it can be re-used for.
At SL Recycling we accept all grades of wood for recycling. Here is how we categorise and re-use the wood that comes in to us:
Grade A: ‘Clean’ recycled wood – This material is produced from pallets and secondary manufacture. It is suitable for producing animal bedding and mulches.
Grade B: Industrial feedstock grade – This includes grade A material, plus construction and demolition waste. Grade B wood is suitable for panel board.
Grade C: Fuel grade – This is made from grade A and B material plus that from municipal collections and civic amenity sites. It is used for biomass fuel.
Grade D: Hazardous waste – Includes all grades of wood including treated material such as fencing and trackwork. Grade D wood requires disposal at special facilities.