Our company receives raw material (small-diameter steel rods) in long, narrow wooden crates. The crates are made from untreated pine and plywood and assembled with screws and large staples. We are looking for a disposal method and would really like to recycle, if possible.
Thank you for reaching out to the MPCA! We have some ideas for you:
- The Rethink Recycling website has a long list of locations that accept wood material from businesses.
- Contact your county. Even if their website doesn’t address it, county recycling staff may have ideas for recycling or reusing wood crates,
- Check out the Minnesota Materials Exchange. It’s a free service that links organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them. You might find someone who could use those wooden crates.
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