Veolia UK | Wood recycling

Commercial Wood Recycling

With the current landfill tax rate, recycling your waste wood is an increasingly attractive option. We can collect it from your premises to help you divert more waste from landfill and save on business costs.

How we can help

Wood is the ultimate renewable material. According to the Wood Recyclers Association, 5 million tonnes of waste wood is generated in the UK every year, yet only 1,400,000 tonnes of it is recycled. We want that to change.

To help you separate out your wood waste, we can give you a choice of rear-end loaders, front-end loaders or different sized skips. Whatever suits your business and volumes of wood waste the best.

Our service converts a waste material back into a valuable new resource which would otherwise have been landfilled.

How do we create value for you?

By separating out your wood, we can help you to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. What’s more, by reducing the weight in your other bins, it could save your business even more in disposal costs. It will also help with your corporate responsibility targets, increasing recycling rates and improving your carbon footprint.

What happens to your waste wood?

It is either used as a feedstock for animal bedding, made into chipboard or particle board products

Lower grades of wood can be used as fuel for biomass systems to generate green electricity and low-cost heat for communities. We currently produce more than 700MWe of electricity in our own plants every year using biomass.

Each year in the UK, we turn 230,000 tonnes of discarded wood into enough electricity to supply approximately 66,000 homes through the National Grid.

Increase recycling rates

Reduce CO2
emissions

Move towards zero waste to landfill