Where are you?
At 13 Cattle Market Road, in St Philips, Bristol. We’re very near to Bristol Temple Meads Station.
Here’s the map
How can I pay?
In our yard shop we only accept payments by cash and by credit/debit card. We can also accept card payments over the phone. All prices shown, and any quotes given, include VAT - our till receipts detail how much VAT you have paid. Please note we charge 50p per card transaction.
When are you open?
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 0900 – 1700
Wednesday: 1100 – 1700
Saturday: 1000 - 1600
Have you got any paid jobs at BWRP?
If we have any permanent employment positions at BWRP we advertise them at the Environmentjob.co.uk website
Why do you charge for collections?
We don't get any external funding, and the charges we make covers our expenses. Of course there is a charge involved (or at least there is 99% of the time) - we are taking away your waste, after all! The waste we can't re-use costs us to dispose of- and bear in mind this is around 80% of what we collect. Plus we've got two vans to run, along with all the other operational costs of the company. See here for more info on collections and charges.
What happens to all the wood you collect?
We separate in to different categories: That which we can re-use, which accounts for around a fifth of what we collect - this is denailed, cleaned up and put in the yard for selling back to the public. There is also that which is not re-usable, but we can get it mechanically recycled - around four fifths of what we collect. A very small proportion of what we collect - less than three percent - is not re-usable, or recyclable (due to the fact that it is made of Chipboard or MDF or other contaminants), and is ultimately destined for landfill.
Where does all the wood you collect come from?
Anyone who has wood waste - this is mostly building sites & regeneration schemes, light industrial units, shops, restaurants, theatres, schools, art galleries, and of course, the general public.
Can I bring timber to you?
You can, but don’t be offended if we turn our noses up at it. If we can’t use it, it costs us money to dispose of it. Equally, we may have to spend hours on it cleaning it up before we can re-use it, in which case leaving it with us does us few favours. The Day’s Road Civic Amenity site (The Tip!) is very near us, and as a Council Tax payer you can have free disposal of your waste there. They do recycle wood waste there - they don’t land fill it.
How do I come and volunteer at BWRP?
Click here to download a PDF on how to volunteer at BWRP.
How do I get one of those amazing BWRP hooded tops or t shirts?
Only volunteers and staff get a BWRP Hoody or T-Shirt.
If you want one, come and volunteer for us. After giving ten days of your time you will be eligible for one, not to mention you will be asked if you want to join BWRP as a member!