What's the best disposal option for your utility?
In the past, many utilities haven't made pole disposal a priority. Typically, old poles were stockpiled in the yard and then collected by a third party and taken to a landfill. Today, traditional landfill is becoming increasingly more expensive as suitable space is becoming scarce. Additionally, utilities are increasingly looking for more sustainable disposal options that are environmentally friendly, as well as cost effective. At Cox Recovery, our driving purpose is to find the most effective wood disposal option for your company based on the realities of cost and logistics. Here are a some popular options.
AVAILABLE DISPOSAL OPTIONS:
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Untreated wood waste (pallets, reels, etc.) or wood treated with creosote both make for excellent biomass fuel. Combustion of these materials can be used to generate either steam or electricity.
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This environmentally friendly method generates energy using penta and/or creosote-treated wood poles mixed with other municipal waste as a fuel source to generate power.
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Wood Waste Recycling
Old poles can be recycled and used as both agricultural and/or building materials. Fence posts, retaining walls and pole barns are a few of the most common applications friendly disposal method.
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Landfill Gas Recovery (LFG)
This method relies on capturing methane gas from waste wood that decomposes over time to help generate electricity and simultaneously reduce GHG emissions