Case Study: Wood Recycling Project

Rebecca Best
August 16, 2023

The Challenge:

Site Solutions has worked together with a leading national builders’ merchant in an ongoing wood recycling project since August 2021.

With branches located across the UK, all stock is palletized on delivery and with large volumes of daily deliveries to meet customers demands, the number of obsolete pallets grows taking up much needed space. For the building merchant to operate efficiently and safely the pallets need to be sorted and quickly removed to free up space.

The Solution:

Our main priorities with this project are to reduce bulk waste and free up valuable space on each site.

Site Solutions worked initially with 7 sites across the UK, but this was extended to 70 sites shortly after. We have scheduled collections to branches in London that run weekly and we operate on an adhoc basis for the remaining branches. Pallets will be bulked up and collected when required within 5 working days.

To continue with our sustainable approach to waste, Site Solutions work with suppliers locally to each branch that specialize in pallet repairs. The pallet merchants will collect from site, transport back to their HQ and undertake pallet recovery where appropriate and send out into the distribution network for reuse.

Pallets that are received in disrepair will be turned into wood chippings and recycled into:

  • Landscaping Mulch
  • Pet Bedding
  • Boiler Wood
  • Processed Firewood
  • Wood Stove Pellets
  • BBQ Pellets
  • Asphalt Filling
  • Playground Mulching
  • Composting Material

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