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Gareth

Timber Recycling Groups & Organisations.

Although I have yet to purchase any recycled timber from any of these groups and organisations that are dotted around the United Kingdom, I am going to blow their trumpets for them.

Over the last couple of weeks, most of these groups have purchased one, and usually two of my Pallet Stripping Bars so that they can dismantle the ever growing numbers of scrap pallets available just about everywhere and anywhere, they then add the reclaimed pallet timbers to the stocks of recycled wood that they already have available for sale.

These are all Not For Profit Organisations that support their local communities by providing work for the Physically, Mentally and Educationally challenged people within their communities, but also providing meaningful work placements leading to NVQ qualifications and a recent job seeking related reference for the long term unemployed, ex-offenders recently released from prison, and those offenders on probation and having to serve a community order.

These groups collect damaged retail packs of usable wood and off-cuts from various sources that include: Furniture factories, Door & window manufacturers, local woodworking businesses and timber yards, DIY mega store groups and builders merchants, etc. They also reclaim many tons of usable wood from council tips and recycling centres that would normally be destined for landfill or local power generation.

After seeing the video of my bar in action on YouTube many of these groups have now begun collecting old, damaged and scrap wooden pallets for the first time, because they now have a tool that is capable of effectively, efficiently and safely stripping pallets to gain usable recycled timber that can be sold on to local businesses and the householder for DIY projects.

Reclaimed pallet timber is not the only kind of wood that these groups offer for sale, but they also have many types of quality timbers and hardwoods available as well.

So before you jump in the car and rush off down to the DIY mega store, or are planning a project that would normally require materials ordered and purchased from the other side of the country, please contact the wood recycling project closest to you first; You never know what they just might have in stock, and the savings that you could potentially make.

Hasting & Bexhill: http://www.recyclingwood.org.uk/

Bristol: http://www.bwrp.org.uk/

Birmingham
Jericho Wood Recycling
Unit 8
Metro Triangle
Mount Street
Nechells
Birmingham
B7 5QT
Tel:               0121 328 5082      
Email: martin.morrish@jericho.org.uk
Contact: Harry Roberts – Manager
Martin Morrish – Assistant Manager

Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project
Municipal Market
Circus Street
Brighton
BN2 9QF
Tel:               01273 570500      
Fax: 01273 570600
Email: info@woodrecycling.org.uk
Web: www.woodrecycling.org.uk
Contact: Richie Simpson - Managing Director
             Christian Bernard - Director

Bristol Wood Recycling Project
13 Cattle Market Road
St Philips
Bristol
BS1 6QW
Tel:               0117 972 3219      
Email: info@bwrp.org.uk
Web: www.bwrp.org.uk
Contact: Ben Moss - Project Director
             Nicola Padden - Company Secretary/Director

Cambridge Wood Works
Unit 9
Penn Farm Studios
Harston Road
Haslingfield
Cambridge
CB23 1JZ
Tel:               01223 870048       /               07798 697896       /               07956 895522      
Email: hello@cambridgewoodworks.org.uk
Website: www.cambridgewoodworks.org.uk
Contacts: David Ousby – Director
              Catherine Slack – Director

Chichester
Wood@Aldingbourne
Aldingbourne Country Centre
Black Mill Lane
Norton
Chichester
PO18 0JP
Tel:               01243 546038      
Fax: 01243 544807
Mobile:               07804 372 912      
Email: wood@aldingbournetrust.co.uk
Web: www.aldingbournetrust.co.uk
Contacts: Barry Waddington - Workshop Coordinator
              John Groves - Wood Collection Coordinator

Epping
Woods Forever
51 Queens Road
North Weald
Epping
Essex
CM16 6JE
Email: info@woodsforever.co.uk
Web: www.woodsforever.co.uk
Telephone:               05601 431 794      
Mobile:               07780 570 649      

The Glasgow Wood Recycling Project
Unit 6
The Barclay Curle Complex
739 South Street
Glasgow
G14 0BX
Tel/Fax: 0141 237 8566
Mobile:               07786 422571       (Peter Lavelle)
Email: info@glasgowwoodrecycling.org.uk
Web: www.glasgowwoodrecycling.org.uk
Contact: Peter Lavelle - Project Coordinator

Hasting and Bexhill Wood Recycling Project
Britannia Enterprise Centre
Waterworks Road
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1RT
Tel:               01424 715566      
Mobile               07922 268400       (Work’s mobile)
Contact: Mark Storr-Hoggins - Director
Email: ogs@recyclingwood.org.uk
Web: www.recyclingwood.org.uk

High Wycombe
Chiltern Wood Recycling Project
Unit 6
Lincoln Park
Lincoln Road
Cressex Business Park
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP12 3RD
Tel:               01494 258185      
Mobile:              07827 660030       (Ken Amass)
           07704 168525 (Andy Hicks)
Contact: Andy Hicks - Project Director
Ken Amass - Project Director
Email: info@chilternwoodrecycling.co.uk
Web: www.chilternwoodrecycling.co.uk

Llandudno Junction
Crest Waste Collections
Brierley House,
Ferry Farm Road,
Llandudno Junction,
Conwy,
LL31 9SF
Tel:               01492 596783      
Fax: 01492 584938
Email: rod@crestcooperative.co.uk
Web: www.crestcooperative.co.uk
Contact: Rod Williams

London (East)
Leaside Wood Recycling Project
Lochnagar Street
London
E14 0LA
Tel:               0207 51 55 444      
Mobile:               07961 913 470      
Email: info@lwrp.org.uk
Web: www.lwrp.org.uk
Contact: Adi - Project Manager

London (South)
Bromley Community Wood Recycling
Oakfield Centre
Oakfield Road
Penge
London
SE20 8QA
Tel:               0208 659 9992      
Mobile:               077385 48514      
Fax: 0208 659 5258
Email: kevin.fletcher@shaw-trust.org.uk
Contact: David Foster - Manager
             Kevin Fletcher - Supervisor

Manchester
TRIM - Timber Recycling in Manchester
Unit 7 Chatsworth Mill
Williams Road
Gorton
Manchester
M18 7AY
Tel:               0161 2234400      
Email: info@timberrecycling.org
Web: www.timberrecycling.org
Contact: Nick Jay - Director/Company Secretary
              Ian Prior

Mid Sussex Wood Recycling Project
Brooklands Farm
Rocky Lane
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 4RR
Tel:               01273 565243      
Mobile:               07974 933940       (David Treadwell)
Email: midsussexwrp@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.midsussexwoodrecycling.btck.co.uk
Contact: David Treadwell – Director

Middlesbrough
Rebuild North East
Units 5/6
Carcut Road
Lawson Industrial Estate
Middlesbrough
TS3 6QL
Tel:               01642 226781      
Email: chris@rebne.co.uk
Contact: Chris Kemp – Executive Director
Colin Wilson – Operations Director

Milton Keynes
Woodchuck Recycling CIC
Unit 2 Hollin Lane
Stacey Bushes
Milton Keynes
MK12 6HT
Tel:               07985 118594      
Email: enquiries@woodchuck.org.uk
Web: www.woodchuck.org.uk
Contact: Phil Gallagher; Director
Contact: Morris Dickson; Director

Newport (Gwent)
Reseiclo
Unit 2
Harlequin Trading Estate
Alderney Street
Newport
Gwent
NP20 5NH
Tel:               01633 856622      
Mobile:               07738 548 514      
Email: CUSTOMER SUPPORT cs@reseiclo.co.uk
Web: www.reseiclo.co.uk
Contact: Trefor Puw - Director

Oxford
Oxford Wood Recycling
Unit 46A Milton Park
Abingdon
OX14 4RU
Open to the public 9am till 1pm
Tel:               01235 861228      
Email: info@oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk
Web: www.oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk
Contacts: Helen Porter - Managing Director
              Richard Snow: Director/Company Secretary

Perth
Algo Business Centre
Glenearn Road
Perth PH2 0NJ
Office:               01738 450503      
Mobile:               07957 219487      
Email: enquiries@woodagain.org.uk
Web: www.woodagain.org.uk
Contact: Kevin Keillor – Director

Preston
The WoodHouse Wood Recycling Service
Units 2 & 3
Aqueduct Mill
Aqueduct Street
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 7JN
Tel:               01772 201929      
Mobile:               07788 415446       (Damian Conner)
                          07788 438229      
Fax: 01772 257 467
Email: info@woodhouserecycling.com
Web: www.woodhouserecycling.com
Contact: Damian Conner - Project Supervisor

Rotherham
TP Wood Recycling
The Heritage Centre
New Orchard Lane
Thurcroft
Rotherham
S66 9AB
Tel:               01709 701424      
Mobile:               07710 035 961      
Email - info@tptrading.co.uk
Website - www.tptrading.co.uk
Contact - Nick Marshall - Director

Somerset
Somerset Wood Recycling
Unit 4
Mixon Estate
Old Mixon Crescent
Weston-Super-Mare
BS24 9AX
Tel:               01934 642294      
Mobile:               07936 241892      
Email: info@somersetwoodrecycling.co.uk
Website: www.somersetwoodrecycling.co.uk
Contacts: Tristan Tudor - Director
               Liz Roberts - Director

St Albans Wood Recycling Project
11A Pickford Road
St Albans, Herts
AL1 5JH
Tel:               07880 528407      
Email: stalbanswrp@aol.com
Website: www.stalbanswoodrecycling.org.uk/
Contact: Geoff Deans

Wiltshire
Wiltshire Wood Recycling
The Milking Parlour
Esat Coombe Farm
Upper Castle Combe
Chippenham
SN14 7EY
Tel:               01249 783 499      
Email: info@wiltshirewoodrecycling.org.uk
Website: www.wiltshirewoodrecycling.org.uk
Contacts: Ed Brand – Co-Director
              Derek Quin – Co-director

Ystrad Woodstore
Office address:
16 Station Road
Ystradgynlais
Swansea Valley
POWYS
SA9 1NT
Tel/Fax: 01639 849192
Web: www.ystradgynlaisvc.org.uk
Email: ystradgynlais@btconnect.com

Site Address:
Former Remploy site
The Factory
Wind Road
Glanrhyd
Ystradgynlais
Swansea Valley
POWYS
SA9 1AF
Tel:               01639 845475      
Contacts: Gary / Colin

Shropshire Community Wood Recycling

Collects within 20 miles of Whitchurch. Tree stumps, planks, most old wood collected free for community projects.01939 235701

email:SCWood recycling@googlemail.com


This list is not complete and is only the groups that I am currently aware of. I am certain there other wood recycling groups across the UK , so please do a local Internet search to obtain the details of the group nearest to you
Lorrainelovesplants

I think this is a fantastic idea!

I read an article on this in Permaculture magazine recently and think it would be good for our WREN group to champion.  (Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network).

Gareth - if you have anything that would 'sell' the idea Id be interested.
Gareth

Lorraine,

Please use any and all of my pallet reclamation projects as examples of what can be done with old pallets and other recycled wood.  

These are the people to contact about starting a local wood recycling group. They already have the infrastructure in place for grant and lottery funding applications, can give good sound advice, and share the experiences of other groups that they have helped to start, and supported from the beginning and through to self sustaining. Bristol wood recycling group was originally supported by them, and with them sort of in your general geographically area it may be beneficial to contact them as well.

http://www.communitywoodrecycling.org.uk/index.htm


Links to my Reclaimed Pallet Timber  Projects (there will be another one completed in a day or two, and another one before the end of this month)

3 Tiered vegetable Planter: http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about23541.html

3 Tiered Herb Planter: http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about24169.html

1000 litre Water tank: http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about23687.html

Window/wall box planter: http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about23713.html

The stepped 3 tiered flower planter is this afternoon's, and tomorrow's job, and I'll post photos when it is completed.
Lorrainelovesplants

Lovely -  thanks for this.
Gareth

I have recently been informed that the contact details for the Shropshire Community Wood Recycling group that I posted above are now incorrect, and have been asked to amend them.

The mistake was mine as I had been given the new details, but had over looked them when updating my files on the 1st of September; for this I apologise.

The correct contact details for the Shropshire Community Wood Recycling group are:

telephone Number 07849191167 and email address SCWoodRecycling@googlemail.com



On a slightly differnet tack, but directly related to Wood recycling groups, after reading Lorraine's above post regarding the possiblity of setting up a group near to where she lives in Cornwall, I have been making enquiries regarding starting one here in Norwich. It is very early days yet, as I am still wading through the info pack and business models that have been emailed to me, but I may just carry this forward if I can obtain the necessary required local support.

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