Wood Waste

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Eco is one of the largest wood recyclers in Southern England.

At Eco we accept more than 65,000 tons a year of waste wood. 

The waste wood comes from household waste recycling sites and construction, industrial and demolition projects.

We use this material to fuel our combined heat and power (CHP) plant which produces heat and electricity for our other recycling operations, as well as supplying other, larger power stations.  

Our Process

Our process for recycling waste wood is as follows: 

1. Wood waste is weighed in on site using the weighbridge operating system.

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2. After the waste has been weighed in it is directed to the wood recycling yard where it is tipped and inspected.

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3. Once tipped the material is loaded into the production line which consists of two electric shredders which have a combined power of over 600 Kilo Watts!

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4. The material is shredded down to 63mm before being moved into stockpiles. The stockpiles are managed eliminate the risk of fire.

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5. Material is collected from the stockpiles for use in our CHP or loaded on to lorry’s for delivery into a larger CHP plant in South Wales.

End Results

Eco owns and operates a combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The plant is fueled by 12,000 tonnes of waste wood each year, and this produces 4-megawatts of energy. Having this energy available on site has enabled us to replace diesel powered machinery with cleaner, electric machinery. Any excess electricity is exported to the National Grid. The CHP also produces heat which we use to dry and improve some of our other products.

We have long term contracts to supply biomass wood fuel into larger CHP plants across the UK.

Additional Info

  • Biomass used as a fuel reduces need for fossil fuels for the production of heat, steam, and electricity for residential, industrial and agricultural use.
  • Biomass is always available and can be produced as a renewable resource.

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Why is it good to use Biomass?

The same energy is passed to animals when they eat them. It is considered to be a renewable source of energy because carbon dioxide and water contained inside plants and animals are released back in to the atmosphere when they are burned and we can grow more plants and crops to create biomass energy.

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