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How do I dump wood waste?

Hi guys,
I am a carpenter and I do kitchen interiors and house interior works. As you know these works involve lots of wood materials and others. We tend to produce a huge amount of waste and dust which is difficult to manage. If someone can give me any solution regarding this then it would be helpful for me. I am already in talks ************ but I don't know if they take wood waste or not.
And one more thing is it possible to recycle these waste? If yes, from where can I get these recycled. At least I can do something for our environment by recycling it.

Do help me.
Thanks!

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Frank - you might start with telling us what part of the world you live in.

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Get a wood stove? John Smith_inFL raises a valid question. Much will depend on where you live, ordinances, etc.

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I recycle pine, poplar, and oak shavings in my gardens as mulch. The short scraps go to a neighbor who has a wood burning furnace to heat his home. He uses it as kindling to get the fires started, but then burns hardwood log sections for the heat. My sawdust usually becomes garden mulch too, but sanding dust goes to the landfill, because it can contain fine paint and stain dust particles that I don't want in my gardens. If I use any walnut or imported woods, I don't recycle any of the wood or dust from it. It all goes to the landfill.

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Internet will show you how to make briquettes from sawdust that you can burn in a stove.
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I live near a river that is dotted up and down with camp grounds. Several folks have little bundles of camp fire wood out for sale. But kindling in a cardboard box is a popular item. Cut offs from 2x4's and trim (without paint) would be good for that. There was a time that dry wall scraps were said to be good for gardens, but so much of it these days is impregnated with fiber glass. Shame, the old stuff added to a garden and roto tilled in really helped loosen the soil.
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I read about a guy who would fill the back of his pickup with leaves. He would drive out to the country, drop the tailgate and drive home. By the time he got home, his leaves were gone.

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Raw wood (no finish) we give to the local boy scouts for their camp fires.
Unless you can generate semi truck loads of saw dust there is little market for that.
There is an organization around here that will take useable construction materials and resell them.
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Scrapes I give to people for their wood stoves and fireplace, the saw dust I mix with shredded paper that is pressed into blocks for one of a my kids fireplace. Also I compost a lot of clean wood as I do make a lot of saw dust and not enough shredded paper. The stuff that is not clean goes to the landfill.
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Wood scraps I put in a card board box and when it’s full enough I write “free” on the side and set it by the curb. It quickly disappears as there are plenty of people that would use the scraps for kindling, or making toys, or flavoring their grill with oak or cherry or whatever.

Sawdust I compost. Makes good fill after a few years.


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It is better to give to some one who uses wood stove,give it to the campers or if possible collect a good amount of wood waste and just go and dump in landfill which are for free or use saw dust for composting process or collect wooden bits to be used in different wooden projects
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Hi guys,

And one more thing is it possible to recycle these waste? If yes, from where can I get these recycled. At least I can do something for our environment by recycling it.

Do help me.
Thanks!

Our local 'yard waste recycling' facility will take every thing from grass clippings to logs, but won't take lumber. Otherwise, they'd probably have a mile long line of contractors waiting to dump all the scraps. Plus, there's no way of knowing what they'd be accepting if they let people dump construction scraps, pallets, etc.
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I live in the country. I just pile up construction trash and burn it. Sawdust I have to be careful to burn it before it gets wet. Burns very slow anyway
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Pretty much depends where you live, around here the city has a site where you can get rid of pretty well anything, just can't be mixed, building material in one section, yard waste in another, etc. Despite this there are still a-holes that dump on the side of the road in the middle of the night.

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Many state and national forests do not allow one to burn wood unless it has a certification of being heat treated to kill any nasties in or on it. There are signs around and in the Great Smoky Mountains NP about this...you can't take your own wood into the park unless it has been certified. Good case for a gas grill.

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