ENABLE SOCIAL INCLUSION
Volunteers and staff engage with Bristol Wood Recycling Project from many diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Together we work to create an inclusive, sociable space in which all can learn and share.
In the last 12 months we have facilitated over 1000 volunteer work-days through a program so popular our current waiting list is several weeks long.
SAVE RESOURCES FROM WASTE
We are here to prevent waste and empower others to do likewise; approximately 50% of the material we handle is reused.
We achieve this by hand sorting and de-nailing waste wood, allowing each useful piece a new lease of life through our timber yard or workshop. In this way marginal resources are recirculated and irregular needs are met.
Timber which cannot be reused is recycled to woodchip or energy reclamation.
PROVIDE AFFORDABLE TIMBER TO THE COMMUNITY
Anyone can visit our yard and buy small or large quantities of salvaged wood at considerably lower prices than new alternatives.
Stock changes daily but always includes a range of dimensioned softwood, interesting hardwoods, pallet planks, scaffold boards and sheeting. We also stock locally sourced, native waney edged timbers in soft and hardwood. These make amazing shelves!
REMAIN SELF FUNDING
Our business model enables us to engage volunteers and serve our community without being reliant on external funding.
As a not-for-profit company without shareholders or dividends, Bristol Wood Recycling Project's assets are dedicated to increasing our social and environmental contribution.