Timber can be reused in many different ways e.g. wooden pallets can be reused to create benches, greenhouse staging and compost boxes.
Reiver Industries accepts waste wood and pallets and sell kindling made from it to raise funds:
Linglie Mill, Unit 5
Riverside Industrial Estate
T: 01750 227 82
Most Community Recycling Centres will accept unwanted solid timber/wood. Some will also accept laminated wood, chipboard, formica, plywood and MDF. See COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRES.
When buying wood and timber products look out for items made from reclaimed/recycled timber (e.g.See DIY MATERIALS). If buying new items check for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) symbol which guarantees it is produced from sustainably managed forests.
Never burn chipboard or similar material on an open fire as the glue used in the manufacture can give off toxic fumes.
Wood ash improves soil quality when sprinkled around the garden or added to your compost bin as it contains valuable minerals.