Timber and Wood Recycling

SUEZ offers a range of collection and resource recovery services across Australia for both treated and untreated timber.


Recycling used timber reduces your disposal costs and prevents unnecessary logging. Recycled timber can be used in a range of applications including construction and furniture making.

Facts about Timber
of the total material going to landfill is wood
$2 billion
worth of wood-derived products are imported into Australia every year.
of carbon dioxide is saved for each tonne of wood packaging diverted from landfill


What is timber recycling?

Timber is one of the most renewable and 'earth friendly' materials available and includes most wood products including chipboard, pallets and melamine.


SUEZ provides a recovery solution for untreated timber (ie. materials that have not been painted, varnished, stained or chemically treated).

What goes in the timber bin?


  • Soft wood
  • Hard wood
  • Timber pallets
  • Chipboard


  • Food & Garden organics
  • Nappies & sanitary waste
  • Liquids
  • Chemicals


Acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories.
Bin and container options

Where does timber waste go?

Timber waste gets put in bins or containers with an brown lid or signage.

What happens to timber waste?

Our Organic Resource Recovery Facilities (link to page code 0.3.3 named organic facilities) accept quantities of untreated timber (i.e. timber that has not been painted, varnished, stained or chemically treated for pests) which is processed into woodchips for use in the horticultural, agricultural and urban amenity markets.


What happens to timber?