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Wood re-use skip installed at La Collette

01 February 2023

​Islanders are now able to separately dispose of unwanted wood at La Collette’s Household Recycling and Re-use Centre. 

The new wood reuse skip allows Islanders to segregate wooden items from other materials being deposited at the Centre. This is part of an ongoing effort to reduce waste, and reuse natural materials in the Island. 

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

Accepted at the wood re-use skip

: • beams/joists

• roof trusses

• hardwoods

• sheet material MDF/plywood

• floorboards

• scaffold boards

• large natural coloured pallet boards 

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

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.” 

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