How Lumber Recycling Works

Are you struggling to find a way to recycle the excess lumber you have laying around your industrial manufacturing facility? Is your lumber taking up space that could be used for something better? Are you unsure if there is a recycling company in your area that can take the excess lumber off your hands?

Commonly, most people do not know that their lumber can be broken down and reused multiple times once it’s served its original purpose. It is important to know that there are many benefits to recycling the material properly so you reduce the environmental impact of your company. If the material ends up in a landfill, then you contribute to polluting the air and water.

Here at Generated Materials Recovery, we ensure that we will do everything we can in order to solve your lumber recycling problems in a way that benefits you and our environment. It is a goal of ours to find creative industrial recycling solutions that solve your problems efficiently and economically.

About the Lumber Recycling Process

Why is excess lumber an issue?

Lumber, unfortunately, is a tough material to handle. It is common to see lumber that has been contaminated with metal and other foreign materials. Additionally, compressed wood is very easily confused with lumber, so there are lots of impurities that come with it. For some recycling facilities, the contaminated material is not worth the time and money. For others, like Generated Materials Recovery, we see an opportunity to reuse the lumber in ways that will ensure it is not disposed of improperly.

Problem Manufacturers Face

Since the lumber has little to no value, manufacturers cannot find recycling companies that will properly dispose of the material and ensure that it does not end up in a landfill.


Generated Materials Recovery will provide you with the recycling equipment and machinery you need to dispose of the material in a way that does not disrupt your current business operations. We come to your facility, access your current situation, and offer guidance on how to collect the material that will fit in with the regularly scheduled pickup of other recycling materials.


Due to lumber having very few market applications, we will break it down at our facility and repurpose it into other products like pallets and sawdust. There will be fees that come along with handling the materials, but we provide a reliable service to you. It is our number one goal to remain fully transparent throughout the entire process so you know exactly what happens to your material once it is collected.

It is important to note that we will not dedicate a staged trailer or an open top at your facility to collect the lumber. Instead, we will collect it when we collect the other recycling material. We make sure your collection process is as easy as possible and does not disrupt your operations.

For more information about how lumber recycling works, contact Generated Materials Recovery to find how we can solve your problem. We appreciate the opportunity to think creatively and problem solve on your company’s behalf. Help is just a phone call away or you can fill out an appointment request at Generated Materials Recovery to schedule a consultation today.


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