Disposal of treated wood - Canada

IRG/WP 3563

P A Cooper

It is estimated that treated wood removed from service each year in Canada contains about 16,000 tonnes of creosote, 1000 tonnes of pentachlorophenol and 245 tonnes of CCA or ACA. The amount of CCA treated wood for disposal is expected to increase more than ten-fold by the year 2020. At present, most treated wood is disposed of in landfills, burned (creosote only) or recycled as other products. Other approaches to reduction, reuse, recycling and disposal are discussed.


Keywords: CANADA; DISPOSAL; TREATED WOOD; ACA; CCA; CREOSOTE; PCP; ESTIMATES; RE-USE; RECYCLING; WASTE REDUCTION; WASTE MANAGEMENT

Conference: 90-02-19/20 Cannes, France


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