Recycling Marine Timber

Marine timber has been treated in order to prevent it from rotting and is therefore classed 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 marine timber. This is because we can control the entire process, from transport to processing, right through to disposal.

What is marine timber and why does it need to be recycled?

Marine timber refers to wood that is used in environments such as marinas, docks, locks and bridges. Once this becomes redundant it is classed as hazardous waste, meaning it has to be disposed of at a site that complies with the hazardous waste technical guidance. It is essential it goes to one of these sites to be recycled, otherwise the marine timber could end up at landfill.

Marine Wood to be recycled

How we dispose of Marine Timber

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 marine timber. HBS Waste is not simply a glorified waste broker that collects and handles marine timber, sending the product to another company’s disposal site.

Instead, we offer a one stop shop for all disposal needs in-house. We dispose of the marine timber 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 marine timber.

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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 marine timber 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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