Guidance from The Environment Agency on Wood Recovery Classification

The Environment Agency’s regulatory position statements – RPS 249 covering household waste and RPS 250 covering demolition waste – were issued in response to concerns from the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) that too much waste wood was being labelled as hazardous material. 

  • Under RPS 249 potentially hazardous waste wood received at household waste recycling centres will be able to be considered as non-hazardous material if it is sent for Industrial Emissions Directive Chapter IV-compliant biomass or the manufacture of panel board. These rules will be in place until the end of March 2024.
  • RPS 250 requires all waste wood from construction and demolition sites to be assessed. It allows those with the correct environmental permits to store hazardous waste wood at a waste transfer station. It also allows a mix of hazardous and non-hazardous waste wood to be processed. 

At Greenzone we are committed to providing eco-friendly wood recycling solutions for businesses who share our dedication to environmental preservation. With a commitment to green practices, we offer a range of services designed to meet your waste recovery needs. We offer recycling for all wood waste materials, helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint and minimise landfill waste. Our construction wood recycling services cater to the unique needs of construction companies, ensuring efficient and sustainable wood waste management on project sites. For industrial-scale operations, we provide efficient and cost-effective wood recycling solutions that help you minimise wa ste and contribute to a greener planet. Don’t let wooden pallets go to waste. Let us recycle them, ensuring they are transformed into valuable resources. 

Remember, Greenzone is here for you – whether it’s a call, an email, or a message through Customerzone,  we are here to assist you in your journey toward more efficient and responsible recycling practices. Together, we can make a significant difference in your business’s environmental impact and bottom line.