Wood Recycling Projects – find one or start your own!
We introduced the concept of wood recycling projects in our video about the inspiring Bristol Wood Recycling Project.
It’s one of a network of wood recycling social enterprises across the UK established with the support of the National Community Wood Recycling Project (NCWRP). The concept is modelled on multi-award-winning Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project which aims to:
- Save resources by rescuing and re-using waste timber that would otherwise be landfilled (or at very best downcycled into woodchip).
- Create sustainable jobs, as well as training and volunteering opportunities, for local people – especially those who might find it difficult to get into or back to employment.
If you’re interested in finding out more about setting up a wood recycling project in your town or city, we recommend taking the following steps:
Contact the National Community Wood Recycling Project
Consider how you will run a Wood Recycling Project
- All of the wood recycling projects are social enterprises, however Bristol Wood Recycling Project is the only one that is also set up as a co‑op. Watch the video about Bristol Wood Recycling outlining how being a co‑op has benefitted them.
- If you want to be a co‑op, you could get support through The Hive. Access resources for setting up a co‑op or contact us to find out more.
Groups and co‑operatives can apply for support throughout the year. Find out more and apply today at: www.thehive.coop/apply
Hear from other groups and co‑ops who have received support from The Hive.