The Benefits of Wood Recycling

Wood Products | 7 December 2017

At Valley Carriers, we understand the benefits of wood recycling and that wood is one of the most valuable recyclable materials because it can be transformed into a wide variety of secondary products. That is why we carry a wide selection of wood and mulch supplies made from recycled wood, such as mulch, wood chips, compost additive, soil conditioner, animal bedding, and feedstock for engineered woods.

Reducing Environmental Impact

The first and most important benefit of wood recycling is saving the trees. Even after replanting trees to make up for the ones that have been cut down, trees take an exceedingly long time to reach maturity, which means that the less we cut down in the first place, the better. Wood recycling also helps reduce environmental impact by preventing less trash from ending up in the landfills, which in turn means reduced air and water pollution. Wood recycling is an ideal technique for ensuring that the environment is maintained in its natural state.

Saving Money

Wood recycling can help reduce energy costs. When we make new products out of virgin materials, we expend energy to extract and process those materials, which includes burning fossil fuels. Products that are manufactured using recycled materials reduce the need for virgin materials, thus saving money and the energy required to extract and process those materials. Wood recycling also costs less than landfill disposal, even when factoring in the costs of machinery operation, transportation, labour, and tipping fees.

Providing New Opportunities

Wood recycling provides new opportunities that keep up with changing customer demand for recycled products. One of which is the rapidly expanding avenue of renewable power in the form of biofuel. The sources for biomass feedstock include industrial wood waste, such as wood scraps and sawdust from target manufacturers, pallet recyclers, lumber yards; forest harvest and primary forest products; industry wood residues, and urban tree waste; and municipal solid wood waste, including wood wastes disposed or recovered from the municipal solid waste stream, such as construction and demolition debris.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of wood recycling, or if you are interested in one of our products or services (log hauling services, trucking services, and wood recycling), please contact Valley Carriers at 604-853-1075.