St Albans Wood Recycling is a not-for-profit social enterprise registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC). We started life in 2008 as part of the Emmaus homeless charity in St Albans who then helped us set up as an independent organisation in October 2010.
We collect waste wood from the construction industry and other producers of wood waste to help reduce the amount of wood needlessly going to landfill. We sort the collected wood, selling anything that is reusable to the community at affordable prices. We also find creative ways to recycle this valuable natural resource by making products from the collected wood e.g. simple furniture, planters, wood ornaments or other wood products which we sell in our wood shop. Timber that cannot be reused is sold as firewood or gets chipped for use as biofuel. No waste wood is disposed of to landfill.