Bath Western Riverside

Case Study – Bath Western Riverside BA1 3AY

At Bath Western Riverside, Community Wood Recycling provided a waste wood collection service, so saving timber for reuse or recycling. Collections at the site were carried out by Bristol Wood Recycling Project, a co-operative established in 2004. The wood was sorted so that it could be dealt with the most environmentally beneficial way, with anything reusable sold to the community for their own projects, or made into furniture and other products, while non reusable wood has been sent for recycling by chipping.

Collections from Bath Western Riverside have been invaluable in giving a steady flow of timber that can be cleaned up and used to stock their wood yard for the local community to buy, and for products and commissions. Here are just a few of the projects that the materials were used on:

Sustrans bird box

Bird and bat boxes to be put up on the Bristol cycle paths by Sustrans, the UK walking and cycling charity and custodian of the National Cycle Network.

wooden foundation cubes

Several hundred medal cubes were created for anti-bullying charity The 401 Foundation, to be presented to participants in the 401 Challenge fundraising races.

Woman working on upcycling wood into canteen benches
recycled canteen benches

Benches were created for local restaurant The Canteen, which is at the heart of the resurgence of the inner city Stokes Croft area.

Our work also generates work and volunteering opportunites for people who need them most