How Can I Dispose of all My Old Fence Panels?

If you have recently replaced an old and rotting fence, you may now be left with a substantial pile of fence paneling. However, because of the weight and size of the panels, transporting them to the local tip may require several trips.

You also cannot burn them in your backyard as not only is this illegal in many states without a permit, but the paneling could contain harmful chemicals such as chromate copper arsenate. So what are you to do? Well, fortunately, there are a number of ways you could dispose of—or use—old fence panels.

Hire a Mini Skip Bin

If gardening and DIY are not really your thing, then perhaps the easiest route on this list would be to hire a mini skip bin. Unless your fence was quite large, you will probably only need a mini skip bin to dispose of your old fence paneling. If you need to get rid of the skip bin quickly, your skip bin provider can probably wait while you fill the skip bin up, then take it away when you are done.

Use the Panels for Your Garden

Panels that are still in relatively good condition can be repurposed and used as raised garden boxes for your veggies and plants. You can also create a number of other useful gardening items such as a box for your compost heap, or as a border for the edges of your garden.

There is no limit to the things you can do with old fence panels provided they are still in good condition.

Offer the Panels to Someone Else

Of course, in this day and age, the internet means that you can offer the panels to just about anyone by way of the internet. Use sites like Facebook, Gumtree and Craigslist to offload your unwanted panels. You'd be surprised just how many people might actually want your shoddy old paneling!

Ask Your Local Council to Collect Them

You also cannot dispose of old wooden paneling in your bins since they are more than likely treated. Instead, you could request that your local council come and pick them up. They will take them away and recycle them. However, there will likely be a charge for this service.

Whatever you choose to do, remember to be responsible when disposing of your rubbish and unwanted items. That includes making sure that any service you use to dispose of your panels will not simply dump them into a nearby landfill site.