Important Update on Demolition Wood Waste Handling

Starting today, September 1, 2023, we want to keep you informed about significant changes in the handling of demolition wood waste materials in alignment with the latest Environment Agency rules.

Key Changes:
Transfer Stations and Skip Operators are now mandated to classify demolition wood waste into two categories: Non-Hazardous and Hazardous.

Primary materials of concern include:
• Fence posts & Decking
• Wood materials from buildings constructed between 1950 and 2007, such as:
• Barge boards, Soffits, Fascias
• External Joinery (including wooden windows and conservatories)
• External doors
• Roof Timbers
• Tiling and Cladding Battens
• Timber Frames / Joists

What to Do:
Segregate identified materials and transport them as hazardous waste using a Hazardous Waste Wood Consignment Note with applicable codes: 17 02 04* or 20 01 37*.

Materials such as railway sleepers, telegraph poles, wood from docks, cooling tower timbers, wood block flooring/moulds, wood from boats, carriages, trailers, or wood treated with creosote must remain classified as Hazardous Waste. They should never be sent to a biomass fuel processor and should always be transported using an HWCN to an authorised disposal facility.

When Booking Skip Hire With Fletchers Waste Management:
We must stress the importance of segregating these materials and ensuring their disposal through a hazardous waste disposal facility rather than including them in any skip you hire from Fletchers Waste Management.

Upon receiving each load, we will conduct a visual inspection, and failure to comply may result in additional contamination charges.

Should you have any questions or require further clarification regarding these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0114 244 5006. Our team are trained and ready to assist you in ensuring compliance with these regulations and maintaining environmentally responsible waste management practices.