Wood is one of
the largest components of the C&D waste. At C&D recycling
large pieces of wood are typically separated from the mixed C&D waste in the tipping area. Wood in the remaining waste may still be removed by a variety of manual and mechanical means.
is removed from tipping area. Note pile of remaining mixed C&D
waste in background (includes some wood).
Recovered wood at C&D waste recycling facility being loaded into trailer for transport to processing facility.
Wood waste being
processed at a C&D recycling facility
Wood is processed
either at the C&D facility, or at another processing facility.
Tub grinders are commonly used.
In some cases,
CCA wood can be identified in mixed wood stream (example, utility poles).
Identification is more difficult for dimensional lumber or weathered wood.
poles separated at C&D recycling facility.
Mixed wood recovered
C&D waste. Some pieces of CCA wood are evident.
Once the wood
is chipped, separation of treated and non-treated wood becomes almost impossible.
In an effort to
determine the amount of CCA wood typically present in
Florida's C&D wood stream, samples of chipped wood were collected
from random locations of chipped wood piles at C&D recycling facilities.
with processing in background.
Samples of Chipped Wood stored in cold room prior to processing and analysis.