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Waste Wood Disposal – From 1st September 2023

The Withdrawal Of Regulatory Position Statement 250 (RPS) Means That Certain Kinds Of Potentially Hazardous Waste Wood From Construction And Demolition Projects, Which Could Previously Be Sent For Recycling Or Recovery Under The RPS, Will No Longer Be Accepted At Wood Recycling Sites.

Waste wood must now be classified into two categories: non-hazardous and hazardous. This classification should be carried out using the CIWM’s ‘Waste Wood Assessment Guidance for the Construction and Demolition Sectors’.

Our Material Recycling Facilities are permitted to accept non-hazardous wood only. Hazardous waste wood is not permitted for disposal at our facilities following the regulatory changes.

Waste wood automatically classed as hazardous:

Typically, from pre-2007 infrastructure (unless analysed to evidence non-hazardous nature).

  • Barge Boards
  • External Fascia
  • Soffit Boards
  • External Joinery
  • External Doors
  • Roof Timber
  • Tiling Cladding
  • Tiling Battens
  • Timber Frames
  • Timber Joists

Please review the WRA’s Visual Guide on Potentially Hazardous Demolition Waste Wood for a visual reference.

What to do with these materials:

Waste wood identified as hazardous must be segregated from other construction and demolition wood waste and transported as hazardous waste using a Hazardous Waste Wood Consignment Note (HWCN) to an appropriate permitted facility, using the applicable waste code, typically 17 02 04* or 20 01 37*.

The above items must not be sent to a biomass fuel processor and should only be transported using an HWCN to an authorised disposal facility.

When you tip or hire a skip from Collards Environmental Ltd.

We must stress the importance of segregating these materials and ensuring their disposal through an appropriate facility rather than including them in any skip hired from Collards Environmental Ltd. Upon receiving each load, we will conduct a visual inspection, and failure to comply may result in additional contamination charges or refusal to tip the load.

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