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Welcome to the Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) website where you can find out about waste wood recycling and reprocessing in the UK, who does it, what happens to the wood when it’s recycled or reprocessed and who you can go to if you have waste wood to dispose of.
As the trade association for the waste wood recycling sector we work hard on behalf of our members to represent their needs at the highest level within Government and provide advice and support on issues affecting them. We also provide a networking platform for recyclers, reprocessors and suppliers to the industry so they can meet and share experiences, ideas and make new contacts.
For more information about the WRA, our members and our work please browse through this website. If you are interested in joining the WRA please click on the link on any page.
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Next WRA Meeting Date
16 /9 /2020
Our autumn meeting for members is due to take on Wednesday 16th September 2020. We are currently not sure whether this will be our usual face-to-face meeting in Birmingham or another webinar. We will keep members updated over the coming weeks. For non members interested in joining the WRA for access to meetings please email email@example.com for further details.
The amount of waste wood processed in the UK rose again last year to 3.98 million tonnes, an increase of just over 6% on the previous 12 months. As predicted, UK exports of waste wood dropped dramatically by 39%, from 313,000 tonnes across the UK as a whole to...
The organisers of RWM, the annual waste and recycling show usually held every September at the NEC, have announced the show will now take place in November due to Covid-19. You can read more details about the show in the text below, taken from the official media...
Recovering from Covid-19 is going to be a long journey for businesses involved in the waste wood sector, delegates attending the Wood Recyclers’ Association summer meeting were told this week. Industry experts predict the fallout of the immediate decline in waste wood...
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Plevin has been a member of the WRA for over 10 years. We experience numerous benefits to membership both socially and professionally. The regular meeting forums provide great networking opportunities and enable us to interact with colleagues within the industry to share learning and build stronger working relationships.
Meetings are informative and reflect the key issues which the industry faces on a day to day basis.
Having the backing of an industry body means that we’re not one voice among many. The problems we face are common throughout the industry. It turns out we are not alone in experiencing our issues, and there are many likeminded people that we can discuss the issues with, and reach sensible conclusions.
Graham Hobson, Finance Director, Plevin
It’s essential to have an industry body which represents its members at all levels to ensure we can continue to operate our businesses successfully. The WRA does just that.
Amanda Snowie, Scot Heating Company
The idea behind the WRA was to give the wood recycling industry a voice so we could lobby government and work collaboratively with them to influence legislation and regulations. We have achieved that and beyond. It’s fantastic to see the WRA going from strength to strength.
Geoff Hadfield, MD of Hadfield Wood Recyclers. Founder and current Board member of the WRA
When we formed the WRA the packaging waste regulations were coming into play and were very complex which was one of the main reasons we started it. Since then the WRA has continued to do a great job and I’m delighted it’s doing as well as it is.
Michael Tracey, Non-Executive Director of Tracey Timber Recycling Ltd & founder member of the WRA