Utility Poles

Recycling Utility Poles

All utility poles within the UK have been treated with either AC500, a form of pressure treatment, or creosote, meaning they are all classed as hazardous waste by the Environment Agency (Grade D).

Utility Poles

It is vital that the utility poles are disposed of in a legal yet sustainable manner. HBS Waste can offer a service that caters for the disposal of all utility poles and utility pole recycling. This is because we can control the entire process, from transport to processing, right through to disposal.

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How we dispose of Utility poles

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 utility poles. HBS waste is not simply a glorified waste broker that collects and handles utility poles, 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 poles 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 utility poles.

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how we dispose of utility poles

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 utility poles are 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.

wooden telegraph pole