Recycling Scrap Wood
In Burlington we have a wood fire power plant that accepts wood scraps to be used for fuel. It is super convenient and it keeps the wood out of landfills. The plant is called The Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station and it was built in the 1980's and generates 50 megawatts of power which is enough for the needs of our little city.
Here is the scrap pile we have accumulated since the dumpster left
We are only a short drive for the plant so it is super convenient (not to mention free!) and it feels good to know the scrap is not taking up space in a landfill.
This is the pile where we drop off our scraps!
The yard accepts clean waste wood at no charge, including wood that has never been painted, stained, treated or glued; brush, tree trimmings, trunks and limbs up to six feet long and two feet in diameter; stumps up to two feet in diameter that are free of dirt and stones. Pressure-treated wood, plywood and particle board are not accepted, nor are cable spools unless completely disassembled and all hardware removed. Nails, screws, and staples in wood are accepted, but not spikes, hinges, straps or heavy metal appendages of any sort.