Registered charity supporting Wood RecyclAbility to provide opportunities for adults with extra needs and positive change through waste management and recycling

Friends of Wood RecyclAbility

SCIO registered charity supporting efforts at Wood RecyclAbility. Wood RecyclAbility is a Social Enterprise that offers cost-effective and socially responsible solutions to waste management while giving purpose and community to adults with additional support needs.

About Us

We are proud to be part of the cause at Wood RecyclAbility. Poised to deliver positive change through supporting adults with challenges and creating eco-friendly and sustainable solutions to waste management.

Our Aim

We aim primarily to raise funds for Wood RecyclAbility to:

  • Upgrade facilities for trainees.
  • Replace and secure equipment to increase recycling output.
  • Expand training opportunities.
  • Deliver on critical projects to protect the environment and support sustainable solutions.

Some of our equipment needing replacement are our wood chippers which have spent over a decade in active duty.

Helping The Environment

With global warming at our doorsteps, you can do your part by joining us to support the work at Wood RecyclAbility.

We save over 1,500 tonnes of waste wood each year from landfill by reusing and upcycling it into affordable and valuable materials for local use.

There is a use for every single piece of wood that comes through the door, no matter the state it is in, we will recycle, upcycle, and renew it for use!

We're about 0% waste and 100% recycling!

Visit the Wood Shop to find out more!

The People We Support

Wood RecyclAbility supports adults with additional support needs by providing a place where they are treated with respect and have opportunities to make true friends and learn skills. For these adults, Wood RecyclAbility offers them a second home.

One of our trainers
One of our trainers
Volunteer opportunities available
Volunteer and Trainer
Volunteer and Trainer
Making impact through volunteering
Volunteer and Trainer
Volunteer and Trainer
Passion and commitment to humanity

The only reason we're here is for them, they're the reason we turn up every morning"

-Brian Reid (General Manager, Wood RecyclAbility)

We cater to 30 individuals, and counting, who face varying challenges. At Wood RecyclAbility, they're provided with a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment that gives them life skills and positively impacts their outlook on life.

Andrew (Trainee)

This place is really amazing for people that have got learning difficulties, learning new skills and being shown different things like how to use power tools."

I’ve been here about a year, and I come Mondays through Thursdays. I have made a lot of friends here and have become more confident in the things I do in life. It’s fulfilling being here.”

Liam (Trainee)

I’ve been here for about eighteen years and I love to come here. I love my job. The staff are lovely and my boss is the best in the world. I’ve made a lot of friends here and all my friends are nice.”

Neil (Trainee)

‘Friendship’ was a word that resonated with all the trainees in speaking about their experience being at Wood RecyclAbility. At Friends of Wood RecyclAbility, this is what we’re about—raising friends to support the work at Wood RecyclAbility to ensure its long-term viability. The recent pandemic may have slowed things down but we’re not giving up, and with your support we don’t have to.

We invite you to join us today by subscribing to one of our membership levels or simply make a donation.

With your contributions, we can provide more opportunities for adults with additional needs while promoting sustainability through waste management eco-friendly practices.

You can also join our team of volunteers at Wood RecyclAbility. Our volunteers and trainers show inspiring zeal and unflinching dedication to supporting the cause at Wood RecyclAbility, for them, fulfilment is in seeing the trainees happy.

I’ve been here for almost three years. I’m an electrician and I also do woodwork. Being here gives me a sense of achievement and appreciation for life. It’s a lot of good feelings being here.”

Alistair (Volunteer & Trainer)

I’ve been here four years and I come five days a week. I work as a joiner and organise jobs for trainees and members of staff. There’s always something new happening here every day when the trainees come. I enjoy being here and working with them, seeing them happy makes us happy"

Eric (Employee & Trainee)