When manufacturers make products like paperboard, particle board and insulation, sawdust is an inevitable byproduct. Some people even buy it to use in their home wood-burning stoves and furnaces. Biomass power plants want it for fuel, but if you’re looking for a place to sell your sawdust for cash, there are a few options.
Moisten a pile of sawdust and push a broom over it to sweep away dust and dirt. This process is especially effective if you’re working in a basement or shop, where there are lots of small nooks and crannies that can collect dust.
Spreading a layer of sawdust around the base of your flowers, vegetables and herbs is an eco-friendly way to protect the soil and retain moisture while keeping roots cool. It also prevents weeds and holds soil together for a more stable growth.
Melt leftover candle wax in a nonstick pot over low heat and add enough sawdust to thicken the liquid, then pour into an empty paper egg carton to create a "briquette" that can be used to light up a fire.
Selling your sawdust is a great way to get rid of it and make some extra money, but it's important to find a buyer who needs your product. You can do this by posting flyers in local businesses or making a website or social media page. You can even package it into small bags and sell it at local farmer's markets or fairs.