July was a fantastic month for the NBCS but August has proved to be in a whole different league! 2471.5 yds³ (over 247 tonnes) of wood were collected from 17 different national builders over 57 of their sites. These included 9 Leadbitter sites, 8 apiece for Breyer and Kier and 7 for Taylor Wimpey. 19 members of our network of wood recycling social enterprises (86%) made collections under the scheme. This was all record-shattering stuff and a reflection of everyone’s hard work.

The below comparison of August 2010 and the same month last year provide a snapshot of the progress of the NBCS.  On many of the indicators it’s more than doubled in 12 months!

August 2009 August 2010 % Increase
Yards³ Collected 1054 2471.5 134%
Number of National Builders Participating 10 17 70%
Number of Sites Collected From 28 57 103%
Number of Collections 217 108 101%
Number of Enterprises Collecting 10 19 90%
August tops July for our National Builders Collection Scheme (NBCS)

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