The Process of Recycling Timber

In this day and age, it is fair to say that more of us than ever before are starting to become more vigilant and aware of the impact that we are having on the environment and the wider world around us.

With the prospect of keeping as low a carbon footprint as possible in mind, lots of people are starting to seek out alternative methods and building materials to complete their renovation and construction projects. 

Here at The Recyclers, one such alternative method that we are encouraging everyone to embrace is the buying and using of recycled timber.

We can all agree that the levels of deforestation are too high, and this is a great way to combat that.

Here is some information about the process of recycling timber.


  • In its most basic form, wood can be recycled by being reused. It is sawn down to have its appearance changed and altered to whichever shapes and styles that the new user needs it to be.


  • Wood can also be processed down so that it can be turned into chipboard. This gives the material a completely new lease of life and ensures that every single piece of the old timer structure gets reused.


  • Another way is that wood can be shaved down and used as chips for landscaping, or even mixed with other materials in order to form a polymer alloy that can be used in domestic, industrial or commercial capacities as an effective absorbent.


  • From a personal standpoint, old wood from your home can be used to make alternative items such as shelves, or even shaved down to add to your own compost heap.


  • It’s helpful to know that there are specialist companies that exist that exclusively deal with recycling wood. The majority of them will offer a collection service so that you have all of the easiest options for being environmentally friendly and giving your old wood away to be recycled. Every little helps!

So, if you are interested in making use of recycled timber for your own project, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. There will always be a member of the trained and experienced team on hand to answer any questions that you might have relating to the timber.

We want to make sure that as many people are starting to use this great alternative as possible.

For more information on recycled timber, read our previous blog post!