I sometimes see used and [or] broken wooden cabinets, chairs and even tables on the sidewalk during recycled trash pick-up and often wonder what is their worth for recycling. Now that I know wood chips for fuel are in demand worldwide, I might have to start supplementing my meager income by picking up wooden trash (and maybe a few aluminum and glass containers) on the street.
According to Green Energy Resources, it is currently soliciting 500,000 tons of woodchips from New York metropolitan area suppliers including Long Island and Philadelphia to meet export demand in 2009. They said they will accept clean recycled wood for a tipping fee to generate new revenues as well. Right now, Green Energy Resources offers NY/ NJ Suppliers $30 Per Ton for Clean Hardwood Chips.
The company said it just expanded its Linden, New Jersey port operations for export of wood pellets, cubes and briquettes. It also has its Staten Island port that stores over a million tons of woodchips and biomass for international and domestic consumption.