Mission Statement


“Southampton Wood Recycling Project saves wood waste from going to landfill, provides affordable timber and resources to the local community, and develops people to be ready to enter sustainable employment.

It provides a commercially viable wood waste collection and retail service; moving wood up the waste hierarchy and saving it from going to landfill whilst offering training, volunteering and work opportunities to those facing barriers to gaining paid employment.

Southampton Wood Recycling Project strives to be an exemplary social enterprise with regard to policy and practice, and believes that working with wood offers a range of benefits, both in practical skills and in a wider therapeutic sense.”

Andrew Challis – Director

Andrew Challis Director at Southampton Wood Recycling Project

What has the project achieved so far?

350 volunteers

More than 350 volunteers have gained new skills with the Project

4,736 tonnes

Nearly 5,000 tonnes of wood has been recycled

30 jobs

New opportunities created for the local community

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