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.

Written by Leila O'Sullivan
Updated: 12/10/2017