Wood contaminates the recycling stream, which is meant to be clean, residue-free and only made up of items meant for recycling curbside (paper, plastics, glass, etc.). Wood can be reused or recycled into woodchips/mulch when brought to a proper facility.
If it can't put it in the curbside recycling bin, where can it go?
Old wood pieces or wooden pallets may be in good condition and can be reused or repurposed through creative thinking. Lumber may also be donated to places such as the Capital Region Habitat for Humanity ReStore or community groups that renovate low-income housing, train students in construction trades or build wheelchair ramps for residents. Local theater groups may be interested in your wood/lumber for building props. If none of these are options, small pieces of wood that fit in the bin can be placed in your curbside trash. Otherwise, schedule a Bulk Collection pickup or deliver to Granger’s Lansing disposal center.