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Solid Waste ?: Wood Waste Options

Anniston Army Depot (Anniston, Alabama) generates a significant amount of
wood waste annually.  The waste stream is compromised of pallets, 'skids',
boxes, and
miscellaneous wood products.  The wood may be clean or treated with a
non-hazardous material (cosmoline, creosote, formaldehyde, osmose, etc.).
The clean wood is either (1) sold to the public, (2) chipped for landscaping
or composting, or (3) stockpiled.  The vast majority of the wood waste is
stockpiled, since the Recycling Center can not process it as quickly as it
is generated.  The treated wood is disposed of off-site in a sanitary

Are there commercial markets for this waste?  What are some of the
alternative technologies, processes, etc. that can use this waste?


Tracy Williams, Environmental Engineer
Directorate of Risk Management
Anniston Army Depot
7 Frankford Avenue
Anniston, Alabama 36201-4199
DSN: 571-7947; FAX: 571-7726
COMM: 256-235-7947; FAX: 256-235-7726

Juna Z. Snow
List Manager
IL. Waste Management 
& Research Center