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CWC Best Practices in Wood Waste Recycling Developing Close Relationships Between Processor and End-User

By Material Wood Waste

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Issue: From the time wood waste arrives for processing until its processed materials are shipped to the end-user, processors should have complete knowledge and control of the expected quantity and quality of the recovered wood waste. The quantity of available feedstock and the size, shape, contamination level, and all other business-related issues are, for the most part, under the control of the processor. The only possible exception is during transportation of the feedstock from the generator or processor to the enduser. Only when a product is shipped to an end-user and unloaded, does the end-user actually examine the actual feedstock properties of the wood waste for comparison to what was expected and described in their contract with the supplier (the processor, in this case). Often, the words, technical descriptions, and even the specifications contained in the purchase agreement or contract between the end-user and the processor, do not fully convey to the extreme importance that the end-user attaches to the high and consistent quality of the feedstock. Processors might not have even visited the end-user’s plant to understand and appreciate the receiving, handling, and use requirements of the feedstocks. This lack of appreciation for the end-user’s material needs may prevent a processor from realizing the importance of having a quality-assurance program at their facility. If a processor does inadvertently ship off-specification, unsatisfactory feedstock to an end-user, that customer may discoun

Year: 2013
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