There is a Difference Between Wood & Timber

Once you know the difference between wood and timber, it becomes second nature.

Wood is direct from the garden and includes sticks, branches and prunings. This can all go into the green lidded organics bin to become compost.

Timber is processed wood. It contains chemicals and adhesives that sadly contaminate compost. Small timber pieces can go into the red lidded general waste bin but larger items needs to be taken to your local recycle centre or transfer station.

Timber needs to be taken to your local recycling centre or transfer station.

 

Garden Waste Is Perfect For Your Organics Bin

These items can go into your green lidded organics bin to make great compost. Don’t forget your food scraps as well.

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  • Prunings, sticks and branches
    (30cm or smaller).
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  • Grass clippings
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  • Food scraps

 

Items Made From Timber CANNOT Go In Your Organics Bin

These items can’t go into your green lidded organics bin because they contain adhesives that will contaminate compost.
 

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  • Old furniture
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  • MDF Board
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  • Laminated Wood
 
 
These items can’t go into your green lidded organics bin because they contain chemicals to prevent fungal, borer and termite attack that will contaminate compost.
 
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  • Fencing
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  • Sleepers
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  • Timber planks
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