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Understanding the legal responsibilities of proper pole disposal

February 7, 2019

Disposing of old utility poles can be a tricky matter. If they are treated with CCA, Creosote or Penta, you…

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Treated wood as a viable energy source? There’s life after death for old utility poles

December 7, 2018

After completing their normal life cycle, treated wood poles become a logistical headache for many utility companies. As landfill space…

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Utilities Searching for New Ways to Dispose of Treated Poles—Landfills No Longer an Option for Many

October 23, 2018

Distribution Systems Manager Ben Cash of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative understands the value of a company like Koppers Recovery. “Landfills…

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As landfill space decreases costs will increase. How will utilities dispose of old poles?

April 7, 2018

For decades now, utility companies have typically relied on available landfill to dispose of old poles and wood waste. However,…

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Koppers Recovery: From poles to pallets, a total wood disposal solution for utilities

December 17, 2017

Not only is Koppers the nation’s premier supplier of utility poles, we also provide comprehensive wood disposal solutions through our…

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Strategic Options for Pole Disposal: Q&A with Richard Johnson, PEPCO Inc.

March 15, 2017

Strategic Options for Pole Disposal: Q&A with Richard Johnson, PEPCO Inc. When it comes to the disposal of old poles,…

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Stockpiling old utility poles can raise costs, and the risk of injury

January 23, 2017

Treated wood poles serve an obvious and vital function for utilities, at least while they are in service. Over time,…

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Going Green: Striking a balance between sustainability and cost

January 14, 2017

Like many industries in today’s global marketplace, utilities continue to adopt corporate-wide sustainability goals as a key part of their…

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