These “not for profit” enterprises operate in Timberpak’s heartland and share the philosophy that “waste” wood is a resource. Both recycling enterprises give the wood they collect another lifespan by using it to produce a range of wood products and furniture for sale.
In addition, they help marginalised members of their community who have been turned away from jobs due to prejudice or personal history by offering work experience, volunteering and training opportunities often leading to full-time employment.
Timberpak receives approx. 400 tonnes of wood that Newcastle Wood Recycling is unable to use. Leeds Wood Recycling has just begun operating and is already generating good levels of interest.
Timberpak is providing both enterprises free wood processing for delivered into Timberpak which equates to a significant saving for both enterprises each year.
Gavin Ball Customer Relationship Manager said: “Timberpak is extremely pleased to be supporting these social enterprises. With a common belief in adhering to the waste hierarchy and at the same time helping the local community we see this partnership as a perfect fit for both companies.”
Beth McDonough, business owner of Newcastle Wood Recycling added: “We are over the moon to be working in partnership with Timberpak and are very grateful for its support. We will be shouting about this on our social media!”
Charlotte Stanley, business owner of Leeds Wood Recycling commented: “Leeds Wood Recycling are proud to be working in partnership with Timberpak, diverting wood waste from landfill, saving resources whilst supporting and empowering people in Leeds by creating jobs, training and volunteering opportunities for the community.
To find out more about both social enterprises go to www.welovewood.org
or visit their Facebook pages @NewcastleWoodRecycling and @leedswoodrecycling