When new construction, land developing and/or the demolition of buildings occurs, wood wastes are generated.
Common wood waste would include:
Tree trimmings, branches, stumps, and the logs, themselves
Pallets or wooden shipping containers
Scrap wood from new construction, such as 2x4s or plywood
Wood products generated from the demolition of older buildings.*
*Although many of these products can be recycled and/or reused, great care must be given to the handling of hazardous materials which may be generated from demolition jobs. Hazardous materials can include surfaces covered in lead paint or mold, asbestos, wood products treated with preservatives and/or containing glue, just to name a few.
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