You can recycle wood at the five main household recycling centres (HRCs) in Shropshire.
Which wood can currently be recycled?
- All soft and hardwood offcuts
- Skirting boards
- 'OSB' (orient standard board)
- Melamine and laminates
- Treated, varnished or painted wood
- ‘MDF’ (medium density fibreboard)
- Wooden boxes
- Wooden furniture
- Wooden window frames
What happens to the wood we collect?
It’s sent to A&A Recycling Ltd near Birmingham, who sort the material into good clean wood which can be recycled back into chipboard, with the lower grade material used as biomass fuel to create 'green' energy.
Why recycle wood?
We import 80% of the timber we use in the UK from abroad, so reusing and recycling wood in the UK helps our economy. Its good for the environment too because not only does recycling wood help to reduce the amount of rubbish which gets sent to landfill but its also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.