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Title: Reuse and Disposal

Source: In: Managing Treated Wood in Aquatic Environments, pp. 435-449; 2011

Author(s)Clausen, Carol A.; Lebow, Stan T.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-3

Abstract: Although preservative-treated wood is a durable construction material, it is eventually removed from service. The typical fate of treated wood removed from service varies depending on the original application and the type of preservative used. Currently, most treated wood removed from service in the United States is placed in landfills (Clausen 2003). Treated wood is not listed as a hazardous waste under federal law, and it can be disposed of in any waste management facility authorized under state and local law to manage such material. There is no doubt that as volumes of waste increase worldwide, landfill space diminishes, and associated costs increase, alternative disposal strategies for treated waste wood will become more attractive (Connell 1999).

Keywords: treated waste wood; disposal; reuse; recycle; incineration; remediation

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 2,055 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/26/2012

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RITS Product ID: 41967
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist
Lebow, Stan T.
Research Forest Products Technologist
 

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