National Lumber & Reliable Truss: Dedicated to Recycling

Here at National Lumber, our goal is to have nothing go to waste. We make every effort to recycle by-products of our manufacturing and daily tasks. Whether it’s wood chips and metal scraps from our manufacturing facility at Reliable Truss, or the paper and plastic that we consume in everyday operations, there’s somewhere it goes other than just the trash bin! Below are some informative product life-cycle diagrams to illustrate just how our recycling program works! You can click on each image to see a larger PDF version of that diagram.

We’re proud to announce that we now offer wood pellets that are made in part of recycled wood scraps from our manufacturing facility at Reliable Truss. Above, you can see the entire process. No more wood scraps going off to rot in some landfill somewhere!

What about all those scraps from metal studs cut to the exacting specifications our customers need? Those scraps are taken away and graded and processed. That recycled material then becomes raw material for nails, which we then sell at National Lumber stores! Pretty cool stuff. You’re being “green” just by buying our nails!

In everyday operations, a company like National Lumber uses a lot of paper products. But we’re proud to say that we provide plenty of raw material for all of the recycled paper products you see around at local stores. We’re proud to be a small part of that life-cycle.

You may wonder, what happens to all of those protective plastic coatings and straps that we use all of the time in receiving, shipping and packaging building materials? We’re happy to say we have those taken away by a disposal company who provide the logistics for seeing that they are properly recycled. Now whenever you see anything using recycled plastic material, it remember that water bottle you’re drinking out of could have a little bit of National Lumber in it!

We encourage you to recycle as much as much as possible, because no material is unlimited, and the more we can reuse and recycle, the better off we’ll all be!

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1 Response to “National Lumber & Reliable Truss: Dedicated to Recycling”


  1. 1 metal recycling March 26, 2012 at 5:38 am

    So glad to find a post like this. This shows our serious dedication in saving the planet. And hey! a good business can be created out of it as well! Greetings comrade!


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