Tikkurila worldwide

Disposal of treated wood


  • Treated wood (treated with paint, lacquer, translucent wood finish etc.) can be used, for example, in heating plants in energy recovery. These plants are equipped with appropriate flue gas cleaning systems.
  • Treated wood must not be disposed of by burning in fireplaces, wood-burning sauna stoves or other residential wood burners, because these don't usually achieve high enough temperatures to ensure a clean burn. 
  • Unwanted impregnated wood should be disposed of at collection points found at municipal waste management facilities or lumber yards, from where it is picked up for energy recovery. 
  • Each country adheres to the local practices and legislation.