Recovery solutions for European waste wood and forestry residues

If you’re based anywhere in Europe and have forestry residues or waste wood materials available, we will be keen to take them.

Once we’ve arranged a sale, we can co-ordinate transport across Europe, either into the UK or to other EU or non-EU countries. With our extensive network of contacts in the biomass and panel board industries, we’ll ensure your materials are dealt with in a sustainable and ethical way.

Recovery solutions for European waste wood
Accreditations

In the UK we’re registered with the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission and we’re members of the Wood Recyclers Association. We’re also registered with OVAM, the Public Waste Agency of Flanders, in Belgium.

We can take processed materials in any of the categories below from anywhere across Europe. To find out more, contact Estelle on +44 1892 280 290 or at estelle.girard@sylvagen.co.uk.

Materials we accept

We can accept materials from any of the 16 categories below:

Unprocessed waste wood*

Grade A unprocessed waste wood

Grade A

Clean hardwood or softwood, eg manufacturing and joinery offcuts and disused pallets, packing cases and cable drums.

Waste wood

Grade B

Typically up to 80% solid clean wood. This may be mixed with wood from demolition and construction and solid wood furniture and may contain up to 5% MDF.

Waste wood

Grade C

Grade B wood plus plywood, chipboard, MDF, OSB, fibreboard and fencing. It may include treated wood but none treated with copper/chrome/arsenic (CCA) or creosote.

Processed waste wood*

Grade A waste wood

Grade A

Clean wood, usually processed in a high speed shredder. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals should have been removed.

Grade B waste wood

Grade B

Clean wood and wood from demolition, construction and solid wood furniture, shredded, typically using a high speed shredder, and screened to remove fines.

Waste wood

Grade C

A mix of higher and lower quality wood and board, excluding anything treated with creosote or CCA. The material will have been shredded to a specific size and screened, with ferrous and non-ferrous metals removed.

* Note that plant health regulations restrict us from importing certain waste wood materials into the UK

Raw forestry residues**

Cordwood

Cordwood

We can take cordwood with diameters of 5cm-1m cut into lengths of 2-5m.

Logs

Logs

We accept offcuts, noggins and rings.

Brash

Brash

A mix of treetop branches.

Tree roots

Roots

Tree roots should either have been mechanically cleaned or left to age, so most of the soil has fallen away.

Processed forestry residues**

Log chip

Log chip

High-end material produced by chipping cordwood or logs.

Whole tree chip

Whole tree chip

The product of chipping whole trees or treetops.

Arb chip

Arb chip

Typically produced by tree surgeons using reduction chippers.

Brash chip / shredded brash

Brash chip / shredded brash

The result of processing treetop branches and foliage, usually using a drum chipper or shredder.

** Note that plant health regulations restrict us from importing certain forestry residues into the UK

Logistics

We have a network of hauliers and shippers who, between them, have all the infrastructure needed to move materials across Europe, including Scandinavia. We can organise all the logistics, including road haulage if necessary as well as shipment by sea, and even help to set up a port operation for you.

Here in the UK, we have established port operations set up in Grangemouth and Cardiff.

Recovery solutions for European waste wood
Recovery solutions for European waste wood

We understand the way environmental legislation works in Europe. We’ll handle all the paperwork necessary for transporting your materials across borders, including customs clearance and, for transport of waste wood between EU and non-EU countries, transfrontier shipment (TFS) documentation.

We have customers ready to take everything we transport and can advise you on how to ensure your materials meet their quality standards.

We can arrange shipments on a variety of terms, and can advise you on the best option for your circumstances if you’re not sure.

We understand the potential pitfalls involved in importing and exporting virgin and waste wood materials and how to avoid them. So you can rely on us to streamline the whole process for you.

Recovery solutions for European waste wood

If you have materials available, please get in touch with Estelle on +44 1892 280 290 or at estelle.girard@sylvagen.co.uk, and she will be happy to help.