Leeds Wood Recycling “Doing social good, using your waste wood”
Leeds Wood Recycling is a social enterprise working to divert waste wood from going to landfill.
We provide a wood collection service, run a reclaimed timber shop, run classes and offer volunteer training opportunities. We work to help ‘marginalised’ people from a range of backgrounds learn new skills, get back into work and make new social networks.
All while helping the environment!
Come and visit us in store – we are open to the public!
What we do
Reduce waste and save resources, operating a professional wood collection service and reclaimed timber shop. Promoting an inclusive environment with opportunities for all abilities, supporting people on the margins of society with practical experience, empowering people to grow skills, gain employment, expand social networks and be part of something positive.
Leeds Wood Recycling offers an ethical, cost effective and convenient wood collection service
We work in a similar way to a skip hire company, but offer a sustainable alternative to waste disposal as 100% of our collected wood waste is sorted, repurposed and recycled in some way.
We collect waste wood from a variety of companies and businesses from firms that have pallets and wood packaging waste, local engineers, theatres, production companies through to private house renovations. We also work with large national building sites: the construction process continually generates so much waste wood, much of which is reusable so keeps our shop stock varied and sustainable.
The wood is then brought back to our warehouse, processed and repurposed to sell to the public in our shop. Doing this is very labour-intensive so creates lots of jobs, training and volunteering opportunities, providing local people with new skills and confidence to find work and improve their lives. We aim to be part of the regeneration of our local area and provide a positive impact.
If your organisation normally uses a skip to get rid of your wood waste – we can compete and offer a better deal!
See our collections page for more detail on how our collection service works or give us a call.
What makes us unique?
We are a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to small skips
Where you might otherwise use a 4- or 8- yard skip for waste wood, we can come and collect waste wood at a very competitive price. Our caged collection van has a capacity of 12 cubic yards! What we do has huge environmental and social benefits, whilst saving you money.
We don’t collect from organisations like skip companies or the council (from their waste sites), because they generate such huge quantities of wood waste – well beyond our current capacity!
What do we offer?
Waste wood collection service We run a chargeable cost effective and ethical timber collections service.
Sales of wood and products
Check out our social media as we receive unusual and unique items all the time. But we constantly have a range of products in our shop including:
- Sheet and timber materials suitable for DIY or building projects in a range of sizes and shapes.
- A range of Bespoke wood products and furniture made from recycled wood – see our shop for some of out current products!
- Firewood and kindling.
Sanding and Finishing services For more information on our services such as cutting, sanding, staining and finishing wood.
20549Cubic yards collected to date
4027Tons deferred co2 emissions
12731Volunteer hours to date