Ward-Lumber-Since-1890-Jay-NY-125th-Anniversary 4th generation family owned company serving
the North Country for over 125 years.
Our people make the difference!

Join our mailing list

Contact us

January 19, 2018

Green Facts

Go Green | Green Facts | Recycle

Recycling efforts at Ward Lumber

Ward Lumber has reduced our waste stream by 60% over the last three years. We are striving to reach Jay Ward’s goal of a 2/3 reduction in our waste stream through reusing, reducing and recycling.

Ward Lumber’s efforts to reduce our waste stream and increase recycling was captured in the video at the right.



Ward Lumber is proud to be the first business in Essex County to undertake Casella’s (Northern Sanitation) complete recycling program! Ward Lumber’s ultimate goal is to reduce our overall waste by 66%.

Click here to learn More...


Our Wood boiler that heats our dry kilns and sawmill celebrated its 10th birthday in January, 2008.

By burning sawdust we have saved over 2.1 million gallons of oil from being consumed in 10 years.

Pine is renewable in 50-80 years, adds a negligible amount of sulfur dioxide to the atmosphere versus burning coal or oil, and adds no NET CO2 to the atmosphere (burning fossil fuels does).


Ward Lumber has been environmentally responsible for a long time, and we continue to strive to find ways to be greener!

We replaced our store light bulbs with CFL bulbs.

We recycle computer toner cartridges.

We use recycled paper.

We reduce paper use by electronically scanning and emailing versus copying.

We turn off our computers at night to save energy.


Ward Lumber is a Certified Green Dealer!

What this means is that our employees have been thoroughly trained on green building and green products, and that we are a certified source of information about GREEN for you!


Ward Lumber’s Maintenance Department heats our garages with used oil from our trucks, loaders and other equipment.

We also accept used oil from our employees from their vehicle oil changes and reuse.

If you would like to dispose of your used car oil for our Maintenance Dept. to reuse, please call the Maintenance Dept. in Jay at 946-7535.