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Strategic Options for Pole Disposal: Q&A with Richard Johnson, PEPCO Inc.
When it comes to the disposal of old poles, utility companies have traditionally relied on landfill. Research shows that over 50% of U.S. utilities currently landfill some or all of their used pole material.
Cox Recovery: From poles to pallets, a total wood disposal solution for utilities
Not only is Cox the nation’s premier supplier of utility poles, we also provide comprehensive wood disposal solutions through our Cox Total Wood Disposal Program.
Stockpiling old utility poles can raise costs, and the risk of injury
Treated wood poles serve an obvious and vital function for utilities, at least while they are in service.
Treated wood as a viable energy source? There’s life after death for old utility poles
After completing their normal life cycle, treated wood poles become a logistical headache for many utility companies. As landfill space continues to shrink, disposal costs get higher and higher.
Understanding the legal responsibilities of proper pole disposal
Disposing of old utility poles can be a tricky matter. If they are treated with CCA, Creosote or Penta, you can’t just throw them out, or pile them up on the side of the road, or worse, set them on fire.
As landfill space decreases costs will increase. How will utilities dispose of old poles?
For decades now, utility companies have typically relied on available landfill to dispose of old poles and wood waste. However, that option is literally shrinking as existing landfill space is declining rapidly.