Urbanjacks

From wood waste to value

We divert secondary wood material and transform it into premium lumber.

We are not traditional lumberjacks

We are Urbanjacks and we are on a net zero journey by diverting wood waste from landfills, empowering a sustainable future. As a solution provider for secondary materials, we inspire and innovate to create a greener world. Join us on our journey to transform waste into value.

We work with

At Urbanjacks, we build a circle with forward-thinking partners who share our passion for creating a greener tomorrow. Together, we're building a circular economy by diverting wood waste from landfills and creating premium lumber from this renewable resource. Join us in this exciting movement and let’s work together to create a positive impact for future generations.

So far we have achieved

63.77

Material given a second life

47,706.31kg

Reduced CO₂ emission

2,191.41

Trees needed to absorb 47,706 kg CO₂

Our forest is the urban jungle

With the city as our forest, we harvest and divert secondary wood material giving it a new purpose. Join us in shaping the urban landscape and empowering the future.

Step 1

Diverting wood waste

Give wood waste a new life. It all starts with you. We team up with bin providers, making it easier for you to divert wood from the waste stream. After you fill the bin, we’ll collect it and the transformation begins. By choosing us, you become a partner in building a greener future, with every piece of wood rescued.

Urbanjacks wood waste

We accept

  • Dry dimensional lumber waste and offcuts
  • Sizes: 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 2x4, and 2x6
  • Minimum length: 30cm
  • Broken ends? No problem! We'll take 'em!
  • Nails, screws, staples, glue, and fasteners? Absolutely fine!
  • Wood with latex or water-based paint? Bring it on!

We don't accept

  • Panel products like MDF, Plywood, or OSB
  • Pressure treated material
  • Styrofoam or plastic
  • Concrete or biowaste
  • Garbage
Step 2

Transforming wood waste

Forget about “waste” – we see every discarded wood scrap as a chance for transformation. We meticulously sort and process each piece, revealing its potential for a second life. Join us to maximize usability and minimize environmental impact; together we are forging a path toward a sustainable future.

Step 3

Urbanjacks premium sustainable lumber

Consistent product quality is our key value proposition and our premium lumber is straighter and stronger. It’s a smarter way to build and minimize your environmental impact while maximizing your project’s potential.

Interested in using our lumber to build a greener future? You can buy our products directly from Greenworks Building Supply or order them directly from us.

Urbanjacks lumber

Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions about our lumber. So, we have created this FAQ section to answer some of those questions! If you still have a question then don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Yes! We follow the Canadian Special Product Standards Requirements and using our innovative manufacturing processes, we create a stronger product than virgin lumber.

At this point our lumber can only be used in non-structural applications. We are working on getting structurally certified and aim to be so by the end of the year.

If it is water or latex based paint – Yes.

Contact us

Got wood waste?
Need lumber?

Either way, we would love to hear from you and help you the best way we can. Send us a message and let us know what is on your mind.

info@urbanjacks.ca

(604) 378-8413

323 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC
Canada V5Y 1L1