“We’re basically just a big recycler with a focus on wood.”
– John Leber, Past President, Swanson Bark and Wood Products
While that description isn’t technically accurate, it breaks what we do everyday down to its simplest form. Our focus is on taking wood waste and turning it into something useful. Whether it becomes firewood, mulch, soils or even biomass fuel, we are committed to producing natural products from sustainable sources.
We follow strict government regulations and accept millions of pounds of raw material that would otherwise be costly to dispose of. Then we convert that material into natural products that give back to the environment.
Wood as fuel
Recycled wood waste is used to produce biomass. Biomass can be burned for heat and power or converted into other usable forms of energy. This is just another way to produce clean energy and reduce waste.
Swanson is an Elite Bulk Member of the Mulch & Soil Council.
We are also a member of the Lower Columbia Contractors Association, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Oregon Association of Nurserymen, the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business, Association of Washington Businesses, the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, the Washington State Nursery & Landscapers Association, and Vigilant, Counsel for Employers.