How can I reuse or recycle … lots of sawdust/wood shavings?

sawdust250.jpgWe’ve had an email from Phillip Levenson:

I own a joinery manufacturers and i produce a lot of wood shavings which is mixed softwood and hardwood shavings and some dust i am struggling to dispose of it quicker than i can produce it.

I have a couple of people who take it from me who own horses. Do you know of any other ways of maybe recycling the shavings?

Untreated and unpainted wood can be composted but any reuse ideas?

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166 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle … lots of sawdust/wood shavings?”


  1. Cazzy says:

    Hi we have a joinery workshop in the cradley area of West Midlands. Looking to get rid of mixed saw dust and and wood shavings. Anyone interested email woodshopjoinery@gmail.com

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi do u still have saw dust/wood shavings u need to dispose of ? Julie hill dunston riding school 01785 715683

  2. simon Law says:

    We are looking to remove wood sawdust and fine shavings in the Midlands area. There maybe a small charge incurred if the collection is outside a 20 mile radius of Atherstone CV9 warks depending on the size of the removal

    Please contact Simon at silaw2@aol.com

    Thanks

  3. adamlee says:

    hi there. im new here and i would need some advise from you guys out there. i have quite a huge quantity of saw dust from my project remaining but i don want to discard them away as its kinda wasteful. so kindly advise if i can put them into good use. im talking about 5 to 7 tons here. thanks.
    adamlee 25
    Singapore

  4. caroline says:

    Adamlee – I know some farmers in the UK use it as bedding for their animals. Maybe you could see if any farmers or stables in your local area would like it? Don’t know much about agriculture in Singapore so this may not be of much use.

    I know you can make firelighters from it by mixing it with melted candlewax and shaping into balls but unless you want to diversify your business this is more of a domestic use than industrial.

    Alternatively I have seen sawdust “logs” on sale and the cat litter I buy is made of pressed sawdust – maybe there is a factory you could find that would make these things and take it off your hands.

  5. Neil Mangan says:

    Hi guys,

    I’ve only just come across your blog now. I would be interested i taking all your sawdust away from you .

    Could you call me to arrange it please – 07896775525

    Regards,
    Neil Mangan

  6. Vanessa says:

    I have access to sawdust and would like all your brilliant ideas how to use it in my skills development programme where we teach people to make things with their hands which they can then sell.
    Thanks
    Vanessa
    beans@lantic.net

  7. Hello.

    I’m writing to you regarding sawdust.
    I work for a Joinex company, and we have a lot of dry good condition sawdust that we are looking to sell, we do have a lot of it.

    Here’s the details.

    Unit 8 Church House
    114 Windmill Rd. Brentford
    Middlesex TW8 9NB

    T: 02034899593
    M: 07731688769

    E-mail address: info@joinexlondon.co.uk
    Website: http://www.joinexlondon.co.uk

    Could you please get in contact with us as soon as possible please.

    Best Regards.

    Ewelina Moskwa.
    Joinex.

  8. KAREN says:

    hi the saw dust can be given to garages that work on cars for the oil on their floors,it soaks it right up.

  9. nettie says:

    Hi I am looking for large quantity of woodchippings or sawdust in the midlands area.Have a tipper truck if needs collecting . Can be regular collections or one off.
    my number is 07731511730

    • Mick says:

      Morning, we spoke a few weeks ago, are you still looking for sawdust?
      I have 2 or 3 4ft.x4ft. x4ft pallets stacked with poly-bags full now and am looking to get them shifted.
      Can you let me know.

      • Natalie says:

        Hi Mick,

        Can you advise where you are and I could come and collect if no-one else wants them.

        Many thanks

        Natalie

      • kittty says:

        hi i would love the saw dust i recuse horses that have been left for dead and they would be so help full to me xx

  10. Mick says:

    Natalie,
    I am in Lincolnshire, central between Lincoln-Boston& Grantham
    at Sleaford.
    I will give Nettie a bit longer to get back in touch as she was the first to reply but many thanks and I will be in touch as we might produce too much for one person?
    If you want to get in touch by email thats ok.
    Regards
    Mick

    • Jane says:

      Hi there,

      Are you still looking to get rid of shvings.? I can collect anytime and ve a large lorry.
      Thx
      Jane

      • Marta says:

        Hi Jane,

        We have got about 5 bags o sawdust (hardwood), which we need to get rid of. If you are interested please give me a call 07770751903. We are situated in Hanger Lane NW10 7XH, London.

        Regards,

        Marta

    • Debbie holmes says:

      hi mick I’m in sleaford to and looking for shavings do you have any that we could have for our horses thanks can collect

  11. Lee says:

    Good afternoon to you all,

    I am looking for free bags of sawdust/shavings to use for horse bedding. I have access to a van and will willingly collect. I am in West Sussex, anyone got anything?

    Kind regards in anticipation!!!

    • Marta says:

      Hi,

      We have got some bags of sawdust 9 (hardwood). If you are still interested please give me a call on number 07770751903. We are situated on Hanger Lane NW10 7XH London.

      Regards,
      Marta

    • Anonymous says:

      We are a small joinery company based in West Sussex and have bags of shavings on a regular basis, about 5 a month sometimes more. If you’re still looking please give me a call on 07973158319.

  12. Alex says:

    Hi,

    We have some shavings from a furniture making workshop in Bristol, we are going to be producing 2 or 3 bags a week and would like them to go to some good use. My email is alexfitter@hotmail.co.uk

    Give me a shout if you’re interested
    Alex

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi,

    I have a lot of wood shavings and saw dust from a furniture making workshop in India, ample amount of sawdust are produced every week. considering this, are there any other alternative ways to re-use these material, is it possible to have decor items made from sawdust..?? example – flower vase, ashtray, pen holder, sculpture etc…please suggest if and how to go about it.
    my name is Devasis and my email id is devasisqo@gmail.com.
    thanks.

    Give me a shout if you’re interested
    Alex

  14. devasis says:

    Hi,
    I have a lot of wood shavings and saw dust from a furniture making workshop in India, ample amount of sawdust are produced every week. considering this, are there any other alternative ways to re-use these material, is it possible to have decor items made from sawdust..?? example – flower vase, ashtray, pen holder, sculpture etc…please suggest if and how to go about it.
    my name is Devasis and my email id is devasisqo@gmail.com.
    thanks.

  15. jeremy says:

    Hi we own a joinery firm in wimbish, essex, we produce alot of sawdust , so if anyone is after bags of sawdust please contact myself jeremy or john on 01799 599995, thank you.

  16. dawn says:

    hi we have a joinery workshop in thorpe le soken essex and have quiet a lot of sawdust please contact me on 07793591678 if you want some thanks
    dawn

  17. Tanya says:

    Hi, we have a joinery workshop in Nottingham and have around 4 large bags of wood dust each week if anyone would be interested in collecting it? Please call Tanya on 07788 697 091.

  18. Rob says:

    Hi, we have 5 bags of shavings a week.huge bags, we sell them for £2 abag £1 refund on each bag providing they are return with no holes in. we are in north of hampshire whitchurch.

    • Peter says:

      Hi, just viewed your old mail ref wood shavings . Do you still produce these on a regular basis and are they soft wood. Any dust extraction as they would be used as horse bedding /

      Many thanks

      Peter

      [Andover]

  19. Filip Egierszdorff says:

    Hi, we have a joinery in Hounslow area and have up to 10 bags of fine sawdust a week. Anyone interested – please email us. We are happy to give it away for free.

    Regards

    Filip

    • Natalie says:

      Hi Philip.
      Where about are you located and is it very fine sawdust ie is it very dusty? If not I would be happy to collect this off you asap :)
      Reds/Natalie

  20. Marta says:

    Hello.

    I’m writing to you regarding sawdust.
    I work for a Carpentry company, and we have a lot of dry good condition sawdust (mostly hardwood) that we are looking to dispose (free of charged).

    Here’s the details:

    Unit 3
    183 Park Royal
    Hanger Lane
    NW10 7XH
    T: 0208 838 5015
    M: 07770751903

    E-mail address: office@db-carpentry-joinery.com
    Website: http:www.db-carpentry-joinery.com

    Could you please get in contact with us as soon as possible if you are interested please.

    Best Regards.

    Marta Gieshaimer
    COMPANY SECRETARY

    DB ADVANCED CARPENTRY & JOINERY LTD.

  21. Sharon Middleton says:

    Hi,

    We have approximately 20 bags of sawdust available for collection from Brownhills will swap for for tea bags/ coffee/ sugar for our lads tea breaks!! If interested please contact me on 07973 130609.
    Kind regards

    Sharon

  22. Natalie says:

    Hi all,
    I’m looking for wood shavings/saw dust for horse bedding. As long as it’s not the ultra fine dusty sawdust I am interested – I live in hounslow area so anywhere fairly close would be ideal. Please get in touch if you have any !! Many thanks & Kind regards, Natalie.
    Nataliealmroth@icloud.com

  23. Hi,

    We have approximately 20 bags of shavings a month available for collection from Whitchurch Hampshire RG28 7LN If interested please contact me on 07400333733 or email ecmjoineryltd@yahoo.co.uk.

  24. Annelies says:

    More and more people use composting toilets. It works perfectly, not smelly or anything at all. But you do go through quite a bit of sawdust.

  25. Kate says:

    Hi

    Am looking for wood shaving/ saw dust to use as horse bedding so can’t be ultra fine.

    Located in Belbroughton or Ullenhall in Warwickshire.

    Have quite a few horses so interested in bulk amounts

    Please contact me on 07889 803 064 or email kate@insideorganics.co.uk

  26. Joe says:

    Hello,

    We produce around 50 large extractor bags worth of mixed saw dust per month, softwood/hardwood/MDF.

    We are based in North London and would welcome anyone needing any of the dust to come and collect it, free of charge.

    N154QL – bench@workshoprental.co.uk

    Best regards,

    Joe

  27. Chris says:

    Hi is there any companies that need to dispose of shavings/sawdust in the manchester/oldham area happy to collect would be ideal for horses beds tia

  28. mat Parker says:

    Hi – I run a charity workshop in Lowestoft and we produce a lot of mixed sawdust on a regular basis – we currently have about 20 extractor bags worth at the moment if anyone is interested and able to pick them up..

  29. Betty says:

    Hi there,

    We’re a carpentry shop based in Slough, Berkshire. We produce around 20 bags of sawdust every week. It’s mostly oak and MDF. We’re looking for someone who could pick it up on regular basis for FREE of course. Please give us a buzz if you’re interested on 01753683321.

    Many thanks

  30. Richard says:

    Hi there
    We are a joinery shop based in Daventry. We produce around 15 bags of sawdust a week from oak & softwood.Please contact me on 01327300901 if anyone is interested in taking it on a regular basis. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

  31. Julie says:

    Looking for suppliers of free shavings in the Manchester Area to be used as horse bedding that any local timber merchants or wood yards need to dispose of



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