Wood waste

When out looking for wood to salvage I’m both happy and saddened from what I see. I’m happy to collect more wood for my projects and stash, but I’m extremely saddened by the sheer amount of wood that enters the waste stream. I’m sure most comes from new construction, like this pile of lumber from the construction of a bridge near my house on the Garden State Parkway. Other large amounts come from renovation and demolition projects. I know that when the state of NJ buys land with a dwelling, most likely the house gets demolished because of liability concerns. It’s a real shame so much wood gets thrown out. More space for landfills = less habitat for wildlife to exist.