Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

10 Things You Need to Know About Wood Pellet Fireplaces

Recycling Resources

Many of us recycle our paper, cans and plastics. But did you know that by using a wood pellet fireplace, you're also supporting recycling?

Fuel pellets are often made of factory byproducts. Wood pellets, for example, are manufactured using a combination of sawdust, wood chips, bark, agricultural crop waste, waste paper and a variety of other materials -- a number of which are impractical for other purposes. So using pellets means you're reusing materials that normally would contribute to landfills.

Another benefit: When you buy pellets from your local merchant, you're likely supporting local businesses that supply the raw materials, and therefore, you're contributing to your local economy.

More to Explore