In the summer of 2003 Ben Moss and Nicola Padden met a great man with a great idea. Richard Mehmed had founded the Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project in 1998 – a self funded social and environmental project, working with volunteers, saving resources and generating its own income. His idea was to roll out his business model to other towns and cities around the country. Ben and Nicola leapt at the opportunity, knowing that Bristol was fertile growing ground for such environmentally and socially progressive ideas. Bristol Wood Recycling Project was born.

Since then they have weathered the downturn in the construction industry and the departure of their founders; they are now a workers’ co-operative in bigger premises with 11 staff, and in 2018,  128 people had the opportunity to volunteer with them.  So popular has volunteering with them become that they have to operate a waiting list for the chance to volunteer (and wear one of their coveted BWRP hoodies!).

Bristol Wood Recycling Project
Bristol Wood Recycling Project
Unit 4, William Street
Bristol BS2 0RG
United Kingdom
Phone: 01173 294 319
Bristol Wood Recycling Project

News from this enterprise

Award for Bristol Wood Recycling Project

Successful bond launch allows Bristol Wood Recycling Project to buy its new premises

Bristol Wood Recycling Project is on the move!

100 tonnes recycled at Bath Western Riverside

100 tonnes recycled at Bath Western Riverside

Representatives of Bristol Wood Recycling met with staff at Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s site at Bath Western Riverside yesterday to present them with a certificate of recycling achievement, celebrating the site’s contribution of over 100 tonnes of wood waste recycled with with Community Wood Recycling.

Video: New home for Bristol Wood Recycling Project

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