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Wood you like to do something useful with your old boards?

Wood you like to do something useful with your old boards?

Wednesday 01 February 2023

Wood you like to do something useful with your old boards?

Wednesday 01 February 2023

Old beams, joists, floorboards and other pieces of wood can now be disposed of at a new skip at La Collette - where they may get picked up to be sold on or recycled into kindling.

The new skip allows Islanders to segregate wooden items from other materials being deposited at the Household Recycling and Re-use Centre.

Wood that is painted, varnished, badly damaged, split, rotten or containing woodworm will not be accepted.  

All the material will be sent to the Woodshack at Acorn in Trinity where larger, complete items of wood will be sorted for re-sale to the public, while the remainder will be processed into kindling and other wood fuel products.


Pictured: The new wood recycling skip.

Senior Operations Manager at Recycling, Piers Tharme, said: “We have been working closely with Acorn for a number of years and are always looking at new ways to support initiatives like the Woodshack to ensure materials are re-used.

“Last week we installed the wood re-use skip at the Household Recycling and Reuse Centre which should help with the flow of reusable wood. It’s great to see Islanders have already started using the skip; reusing materials is always the best option to reduce waste and in turn reduce the effect of other disposal methods on the environment.” 

What's accepted at the new skip?

  • beams/joists

  • roof trusses

  • hardwoods

  • sheet material MDF/plywood

  • floorboards

  • scaffold boards

  • large natural coloured pallet boards

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