Green Recycling are proud to be making commercially successful and effective environmental solutions in waste management, on a scale large enough to make a real impact. Our waste disposal service covers Essex including Maldon, Witham and Chelmsford.
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Services - Recycling Wood

Green Recycling cover the Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Suffolk areas for the collection and recycling of all different types of wood including;

  • Virgin wood
  • Pallets
  • Doors, worktops, desktops
  • Trees
  • Staging
  • Plywood
  • Sleepers
  • Telegraph poles
  • Cable reels

We collect from offices, factories, shops, local authorities and schools.

6 yard skip roll on roll off
We can provide skips for smaller collections. We can provide RO/RO (Roll on/Roll off) containers for larger bulk collections of wood.

What happens to the wood next?

Once collected the wood is brought back to our MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) where each load is quality assessed and weighed on our on-site weighbridge.

Yes please - Clean/dry wood
No thank you - Oily contaminated wood

Once this is completed the wood is tipped into bays for sorting where our 360° crane reduces the material to a more manageable size. The wood is then separated into 2 grades;

  • Virgin/uncontaminated unpainted wood
  • Painted low grade wood
  • All waste is then shredded to particle size of sub 35mm. This enables us to get more weight on each vehicle thus reducing vehicle movements and carbon footprint.

    The final destination

    wood chip recycling wood

    The wood chip is then loaded by loading shovel onto a waiting articulated lorry. The vehicle will hold 28 tons of wood and we aim to maximise weight on each truck to reduce vehicle movements and carbon footprint.

    When the wood reaches the mill it is re-processed, de-dusted and then graded by size. It is then ready to have any waste/contamination removed before being turned into new wood products such as;

    • Animal bedding – from gerbils to cattle
    • Mulch for landscaping – paths, flower beds etc
    • Children’s play areas for soft landing
    • Low grade wood to be sent to biomass energy recovery facilities/power generation
    wood recycling

    This completes the feed loop of this product and gives our customers complete peace of mind of where their products end up. Additionally Green Recycling audits all hauliers and re-processors on a regular basis to check waste carriers and site licenses/exemptions.

    Why should I recycle wood?

    • It is good for the environment
    • It saves trees from being cut down
    • Less waste to landfill which generates methane gas as the material decomposes
    • It saves money


    Should you require, we can provide you with recycling data for all collections.

    Sale of material

    We also sell high quality products, please enquire on 01621 842600

    To discuss your wood recycling requirements please contact us on 01621 842600