to The Wood Store – where innovation meets sustainability since 1998. Formerly known as the Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project, we pioneered a movement that reimagined waste timber as a precious resource deserving a second life.
Protecting the Environment: We collect, recycle, and re-use reclaimed waste wood across East and West Sussex, championing resource conservation for a greener planet.
Educating and Promoting Change: Through educational materials and affordable sustainably-produced timber, we inspire a community dedicated to responsible consumption and a sustainable future.
Changing Lives and Building Futures: Beyond jobs, we offer work placements, training, qualifications, mentoring, and volunteering opportunities, focusing on empowering those facing challenges in the job market.
Join us in weaving a tapestry of change, one reclaimed piece of wood at a time.
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In 2022, we rescued 686 tonnes of timber from the waste stream.
We saved 342 tonnes of C02 from re-entering the atmosphere.
We created 16 paid jobs and trained 70 people.
Of the 686 tonnes of wood diverted from the waste stream, 155.2 tonnes was pushed up the waste hierarchy into reuse: used by the community for DIY/building projects or as firewood, or made into a whole range of beautiful products from bird boxes to dining tables. And 430.9 tonnes was recycled: either sent for recycling into woodchip, used in the manufacture of particleboard, animal bedding, or as carbon neutral fuel in power stations.
With us, everything we collect is reused or recycled - nothing is returned to the waste stream. Reusing wood is 10 times more efficient than harvesting, milling, and transporting virgin wood.
Even our collection methodology saves carbon! Our 3.5 tonne collection trucks use less than half the fuel of a skip lorry, greatly reducing CO2 emissions, pollution, and the impact on the road.
With every tonne of wood we collect, we are creating work and training opportunities for disadvantaged people - changing lives for the better.