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By Engineering Outreach Service, Julia Gaskin, Mark Risse, Britt Faucette, Wayne Mclaurin, Jim Kastner and Tom Adams


Wood waste from residential construction is a substantial part of construction and demolition waste. Ground mulch from this material could be useful onsite as a mulch, for erosion control, or as a substrate for heavy use areas. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s Commercial and Solid Waste Department is interested in allowing beneficial reuse of the mulched wood waste onsite, but had reservations about the use of engineered wood products, such as oriented strand board, due to the presence of adhesives such as phenol formaldehyde or resorcinol. This study was funded by the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P 2 AD) through the Solid Waste Trust Fund to evaluate potential environmental risks from onsite beneficial reuse of ground engineered wood products. We gratefully acknowledge this support. We would also like to acknowledge the help of Mr. Steve Sandell of APA- The Engineered Wood Association who was instrumental in developing the proportions of engineered wood products used in this study and obtaining donations of sample engineered wood products for grinding, as well as obtaining other technical information on engineered wood products. We also appreciate the support of Mr. Tim Mayo of Universal Forest Products who donated white wood and yellow pin

Year: 2004
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