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The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) was formed in 2001 and provides an effective voice for the wood recycling and reprocessing industry in the UK. In particular we aim to:

  • Influence environmental legislation
  • Promote the sector to policy makers
  • Assist members to understand and respond to changing market conditions, legislation and regulation
  • Raise industry standards
  • Develop wood sector bespoke and flexible solutions
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of non-competitive information
  • Proactively engage with other trade associations in the UK and Europe


Membership of the WRA costs £1,850 plus VAT a year* and includes:

  • Access to four member meetings a year to learn about issues affecting the sector, statistical updates on waste wood and the development of potential new markets
  • Ability to network with other like-minded people and access trusted suppliers
  • Access to statistical research and information about the wood recycling market
  • A free copy of the Wood Recycling magazine which is produced two times a year
  • Reduction in costs for advertising in the Wood Recycling magazine
  • Ability to advertise on the WRA website
  • Reduction on costs to certain conferences and events as and when they arise.

*A one off joining fee of £1,000 plus VAT is applicable to new members on sign up.

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    Recycling Members

    Our recycling members include a range of small and large wood recyclers in the UK who benefit from being represented by an organisation with first hand experience of running businesses in the sector.

    Recovery Members

    Our recovery members represent a huge proportion of the UK’s waste wood customers, and have a bonafide interest in ensuring the sector is well represented and understood by regulators and other stakeholders.

    Service Members

    Our service members supply the waste wood sector with a variety of resources including machinery and equipment. Being a member of the WRA gives them direct access to a range of potential customers.

    Non Profit Members

    For wood recycling organisations working in the non profit sector, the WRA offers the chance for their voice to be heard and represented alongside their commercial counterparts. Membership fees are reduced for this category.

    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, founder of Hadfield Wood Recyclers (now Enva) and founding member and former chair 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 MBE, founding chairman of the WRA

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