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RE: Solid Waste ?: Wood Waste Options



Edward,

Why not consider using plastic pallets in place of wooden ones?  These are
extremely popular with grocery store chains as they are very sturdy,
resilient and stack/nest better than wooden pallets - saving space.

Let me know if you need information on purchasing/leasing plastic pallets.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Engbert [mailto:eengbert@sreo.army.mil]
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 11:05 AM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: 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
landfill.

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

Thanks,

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

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