Dispose of Wood and Lumber Right

Do not place wood and lunber in your recycling.

Have you considered deconstruction as an option? Deconstruction is defined as selectively dismantling a structure for the purpose of salvaging valuable construction and architectural materials to resell, reuse or recycle. For more information, see our deconstruction page.

If you have railroad ties, see the Ohio EPA website for guidance. Unwanted treated wood should be disposed of at a local landfill or waste transfer station. Do not burn treated lumber outdoors or in a fireplace.


Usable wood and lumber can be donated to local organizations to maintain their facilities or support their mission. 


Residents and businesses can also recycle wood and lumber through specialized lumber companies or at a construction and demolition debris landfill. For business locations, see the list of options below.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.