Cooling Towers

Recycling Cooling Towers

Wood used in the construction of cooling towers such as Douglas fir has undergone pressure treatment to prevent wood deterioration, it has often been further preserved with products such as creosote. This, therefore, classes cooling tower wood as hazardous waste by the Environment Agency (Grade D). This means it is vital that the wood is disposed of in a legal yet sustainable manner. HBS Waste can offer a service that caters for the disposal of all treated wood. This is because we can control the entire process, from transport to processing, right through to disposal.

Our approach to recycling

We believe our approach is the most sustainable option available to date. This is because we offer a range of disposal solutions, each best suited to different conditions and types of cooling tower wood. HBS waste are not simply a glorified waste broker that collects and handles cooling tower wood, sending the product to another company’s disposal site, we offer a one stop shop for all disposal needs in-house.

We dispose of the wood by using a Waste Incineration Directive compliant combined heat and power plant. This results in the production of renewable energy in the form of heat and electricity for poultry housing, and to power drying floors for animal bedding.

Alternatively, if the wood is of good enough quality, we may upcycle it by reshaping and repurposing it. This means that as well as offering a sustainable solution we can also offer a competitive price for the disposal and recycling of cooling tower wood.

Inside of cooling tower

Benefits of our approach

We can cater for individual disposal jobs, as well as continuous contracts, by building long-term working relationships. Either way you can be sure that the cooling tower wood is being put to good use in an eco-friendly way.

We recycle 100% of the product ourselves, in order to reduce material that would potentially be sent to landfill.

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Cooling towers in the distance