Handling of Waste Wood

22nd September 2023

From the 1st September the Enviroment Agency confirmed that RPS 250 will be withdrawn, meaning that wood items from buildings or structures from between 1950 and 2007 will automatically be classified as hazardous, should you not be able to prove otherwise. If items remain classed as hazardous, they will no longer be sent to wood recyclers; instead they will require specialist waste disposal.

The 10 items are:

• Barge boards
• External fascia
• Soffit boards
• External joinery
• External doors
• Roof timber
• Tiling cladding
• Tiling batten
• Timber frames
• Timber joists

To keep costs to a minimum, please advise us at quoting stage if any of the above items need to be
disposed of.

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) have carried out extensive testing and research on behalf of its members to limit the impact of this change, and will continue testing with the aim to reduce this list further.

Go Green will inform you of any further changes and will continue to support throughout, if you have any questions, please contact your Account Managers.


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