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June 21, 2023

Recycle Your Timber with the GGF

Recycle Your Timber with the GGF

The GGF are always looking for ways to expand and develop the benefits offering to Members, and are pleased to be able to announce the extension of the GGF Upvc, Glass and Aluminium Recycling Schemes to now include Timber. This expansion means the GGF is now home to a full material recycling service for Members.

Community Wood Recycling

We’ve partnered up with Community Wood Recycling (CWR), a network of social enterprises collecting and reusing waste wood in the most environmentally beneficial way and creating jobs and training for disadvantaged people.

CWR’s mission is to work hard to contribute to a more sustainable, socially inclusive society, by providing an efficient and cost effective collection service for wood that would otherwise go to waste.

By getting involved in CWR’s Timber Recycling scheme, you can contribute to creating life changing opportunities for a wide range of disadvantaged people who will gain confidence and self-esteem, learn a range of useful and transferable skills enabling them to get back to work. People CWR help include ex-offenders, those with mild mental health or learning difficulties and people who have come through drug and alcohol abuse.

What are the Benefits of Recycling Waste Wood?

  • You can save money and make an even greater contribution to sustainability
  • Cut your waste disposal costs
  • Promote reuse and reduce energy use and pollution
  • Help us bring positive change to disadvantaged peoples’ lives
  • Fulfil CSR and environmental policy commitments

What Wood Can Be Collected?

CWR will collect virtually all waste timber, wood composites, furniture and wooden items, regardless of type or condition. Collections comprised mostly of heavy material such as fire doors, kitchen units or offcuts of sheet materials are charged on a ‘Minimum Load’ basis.

What You Should Know:

  • 100% of the Timber CWR collect is either reused or recycled, meaning nothing is going to landfill and creating unnecessary waste. 
  • In 2022 alone, CWR provided training and work opportunities for over 600 local unemployed people and created 249 jobs.
  • Last year, CWR rescued almost 24,000 tonnes of wood, which is twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower!

Recycle My Timber

If you’d like to have wood collected, please get in contact with CWR, on 01273 20 30 40, or alternatively, please send an email to CWR on and someone will be in touch.

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