Last week we
looked at the importance of using legitimate suppliers of timber mats for sale,
as you will have a responsibility to ensure that your new bog mats are made of
legally sourced timber. But what
about disposing of your old bog mats? Thankfully, the regulations are
reasonably open on that point. The EU
Timber Regulation specifically does not apply to used timber that it may be
possible to dispose of through recycling, which is likely to apply to the vast
majority of old bog mats. It states:
“Bearing in mind that the use of recycled timber and timber products
should be encouraged … used timber and timber products that have completed
their lifecycle, and would otherwise be disposed of as waste, should be
excluded from the scope of this Regulation.” As such, you
should be free to dispose of your old timber mats in any appropriate
environmentally responsible way that avoids sending them to landfill.

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