5 Creative Ways to Use Saw Dust at Home

cleaning the dirty floorWoodwork projects produce vast amounts of waste. The waste is usually bulky and takes a lot of space in landfills. Instead of simply disposing of it, it is best to engage wood waste collection companies for appropriate recycling and repurposing. Where your project yielded sawdust as a by-product, you don’t have to throw it. Check out the possible uses below and apply them where appropriate.

1. Concealing Wood Defects

Where your wood has holes or minor cracks, fine sawdust will make an excellent filler. Mix it with wood glue, use the mixture to cover up the defect and then stain or polish the area for a uniform appearance.

2. Cleaning

Sawdust is highly absorbent. It soaks up liquids efficiently. If you have oil on the floor, sprinkle some sawdust on it. Allow it to sit for a while to soak everything up before sweeping it off. To eliminate grime and dust on concrete floors, spread wet saw dust on it. Use a push broom to sweep it off to take off the dirt. You can also use sawdust to clean greasy hands and tools.

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3. Deodoriser

When you are experiencing odorous air, use saw dust and compost to clear the toxic air. These act as bio filters for your home and will diminish any odour emitted to the air.

4. Animal Care

Saw dust has different uses in animal husbandry and can be used in different areas in animal farms. It acts as perfect bedding for cows and horses. You can also use it as pet litter for guinea pigs and hamsters.


There are many applications of sawdust in keeping plants healthy. Use it as mulch to minimise evaporation, improve soil aeration, and avoid soil erosion. You could also mix it with manure and feed the plants some nutrients. Some wood chips act as natural weed killers. Utilise this property to chase away unwanted plants without using chemicals by spreading it between cracks on the pavement.

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