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Untreated Timber

Untreated timber is any timber that has not been painted, varnished, stained or chemically treated for pests. It can include crates, pallets, and hardwood fences.

Will SUEZ accept my untreated timber?
We accept treated and untreated timber. Untreated timber can be processed into woodchips for use in the horticultural, agricultural and urban amenity markets. Treated timber cannot be processed in this way. For more information please contact Customer Service on 13 13 35.

Please note that material classified as untreated timber must not contain:
•   CCA treated or lead painted timber
•   Particle board or MDF
•   Metal, plastic, concrete or brick contamination

Please contact Customer Service on 13 13 35 for information on services, acceptance criteria, and charges.

What else can I do with my untreated timber?
Instead of simply throwing away all of your offcuts and unused timber, you might find that many of your leftovers can be used for small projects.

Starting a worm farm or compost bin is also a great way to recycle organic material from your garden and kitchen. If you have young children in the house, it can also be a fun project for them to work on with you. For more information about worm farming and composting, contact your local council or visit the Zero Waste WA website.

Some other helpful hints to reduce the amount of timber you throw away:
• When using timber, be sure to design using the appropriate size, grade and durability of timbers, using ‘engineered’ and resource efficient sections wherever possible.
• Try to make use of all off-cuts. Where buildings are designed for ease of material recovery, timbers can be easily reused.
• Timbers can be re-milled and recycled for other uses. Alternatively, it can be chipped for mulch (but beware of health hazards associated with lead based paints).

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