- As with other recycling initiatives, there are countless environmental benefits to wood reuse,
such as reduced stress on natural forest ecosystems and reduced dependence on fossil fuel.
- Urban wood waste management may also help prevent wildfires, particularly in small communities and regions experiencing higher risk of wildfire, because excess woody biomass in nearby forested areas can pose a threat to nearby homes and buildings.
- Forward-thinking wood waste management programs are crucial for detecting and eliminating invasive pest outbreaks that have the ability to decimate urban forests.
Reclaimed wood can be donated to charitable building projects, to local artisans in return for pieces that they make, or to local schools for children to use in woodshop classes to engage the next generation in healthy community service.