Timber and wood waste can and should be recovered from construction and engineering sites to be recycled.

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Timber and wood recycling

Cleanaway collects timber – including pallets, crates and offcuts – for recycling. We also offer treated timber disposal services. Treated timber is used by Cleanaway to produce process engineered fuel (PEF) along with other combustibles at our waste to energy sites.

Timber that is not treated with chemicals, paint or varnish can be processed for agricultural use as an organic recyclable that provides nutritive value for soil improvement and plant growth.

Chipped and shredded timbers can also be turned into furnace fuel stock because of their high calorific value or be blended and bagged into various compost mixes.

We work with our trade partners for the beneficial reuse of treated timber as furniture, art and custom pieces. Our timber pallet recycling services allow customers to place pallets in dedicated bins for recycling and resource recovery.

What happens to timber waste after collection

We provide skip bins of all sizes for timber collection and timber pallet recycling based on a pick up schedule most conducive to your sites. After collection, the timber waste is chipped and can be turned into mulch, or compressed into wood pallets that can be used as Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF). Alternatively, treated timber may be sent to our partners for further processing.

Treated timber turned to fuel

Key customers

Construction and engineering

Our suite of resource recovery services can help your business reduce costs and minimise waste sent to landfill.


Our comprehensive waste management solutions helps minimise waste and improve landfill diversion.

Government and municipal
Landscaping firms
Furniture makers

Why choose Cleanaway


Our total waste management services ensure you meet your sustainability goals.

Scheduled for your convenience

Our scheduled waste collections help keep your sites operating efficiently and safely.

Maximise landfill diversion

Your timber waste is recovered and recycled, diverting waste from landfill.

Total waste management

We provide a suite of services and solutions that can help improve the efficiency and quality of site operations.

More solutions for Construction, Demolition Waste

Building, renovating and demolishing projects produce a lot of waste that can be recovered from landfill. We collect, dispose of and recycle construction, demolition and engineering waste for projects of all shapes, scales and sizes.
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Find your nearest Cleanaway team

We are in every major city and region in Australia. Chances are you will find us not too far away from where you are. We’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as Karratha, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Geelong, Port Augusta, Albury, and more.