Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Bedmax are continually striving to minimise our impact on the environment, and to recycle as much of our waste as we can.

Bedmax – Caring for the Environment

Read our 10 step story below, which explains how we make sure that nothing we use to make Bedmax is wasted, how the waste product can be used to make our Hotmax fuel logs, and how even the plastic bags used in our final product is completely recyclable.


Made From Pine

Bedmax shavings are made from pine timber sourced entirely from sustainable UK forestry.


Bark Chippings

All bark that falls from the logs during processing is sent to garden centres…


Purpose Built

We cut our shavings to an optimum size in our 3 purpose- built UK production plants…


Extracting Dust

We then screen and vacuum extract all the dust from our shavings…


3,000 Tonnes

We extract over 3,000 tonnes of dust and particles from our shavings every year…


Dust to Hotmax

Already very dry, this dust is compacted into 100% natural wood Hotmax Heat Logs…


Hotmax Fuel

Hotmax is one of the cleanest, most efficient and eco-friendly fuels available in the UK.


Low Dust

Thousands of customers now use our low dust, 100% natural shavings for their horses…


Return to the Soil

The best way to dispose of their used shavings is to compost and return them to the soil…



We pack our beddings in plastic to keep them dry, but now we’re using new film which contains 30% recycled plastic.

Composting used Bedmax Shavings

We are regularly asked by customers for advice on the most effective way to dispose of used shavings.

So we commissioned scientists at Napier University to come up with the definitive answer. Now the experiments are finished – and the answer is to turn your shavings into compost and return them to the soil.

Bedmax shavings, in the right natural conditions and with just a bit of sensible management, will obligingly turn themselves into re-usable, bio-degradable compost.

Bedmax Environmental News and Articles

Read more about what we’re doing to help reduce waste and look after the planet.

Hotmax Goes Green

Hotmax Goes Green

High energy and high heat alternative fuel logs launch eco-friendly sustainable packaging. Heading towards Autumn, many will be looking forward to...

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Bedmax Cleans Up!

Bedmax Cleans Up!

Staff and families take part in the Great British Beach Clean Bedmax Shavings, the UK’s leader in equine bedding, swapped shavings for sand when...

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Composting Used Shavings.

Composting Used Shavings.

We are increasingly asked by customers for advice on the most effective way to dispose of used shavings. So we have commissioned scientists at...

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Carbon Neutral Website

Our UK web hosting provider contributes to a number of hydropower renewable energy schemes which reduce greenhouse gas emissions by displacing power from higher-emission fossil fuel sources on the regional electric grid. Our provider is powered by hydro-electricity, a green power source that will prevent the emissions from happening in the first place.

Bedmax Bedding Products

Bedmax bedding products are purpose made to provide an ideal bedding for horses and ponies. They are made at three dedicated production plants in the UK, from fresh timber sourced from renewable UK forestry. Bedmax bedding has been developed to offer owners a natural bedding that would help address the issues that threaten the health and welfare of horses in stables.


Our large flake dust extracted pine shavings


All the benefits of Bedmax in a lighter form


A healthy, absorbent and economical bedding option


The ideal bedding for many other animals, large and small


The sustainable alternative to logs for winter and summer