28 Apr, 2022 Wood for Thought Internal News & Events

Wood Recycling Statistics for Q1 of 2022

From January to March of this year, we’ve been able to recycle approximately 572 cubic meters of timber from our wood collections.

The equivalent to 1/4 the volume of a hot air balloon, 1,144 of our whisky barrels, or 63 Glasgow Wood van loads!

The Breakdown

43.5% (248.8 cubic meters) high-grade reuse

This is compared to only 25% in the same period of 2021! 


This includes wood which is used to build our products (predominantly from reclaimed scaffold boards), and also makes up some of the reclaimed timber which you’ll find on sale in the Bay F timber yard.


54.8% (313.5 cubic meters) recycled

This is made up of leftover timber which we cannot make use of. This wood is chipped and made into MDF, chipboard or wood pellets.


1.7% (9.7 cubic meters) low-grade reuse

This is timber which is reused as firewood or kindling.

This all equals…

enough to fill the volume of more than 1/4 of a hot air balloon

or 63 Glasgow Wood Van loads!


This is based on the size of an average four-person hot air balloon estimated to be 2,200 cubic meters, and the Glasgow Wood van is capable of holding approximately 9 cubic meters.

So where does this wood come from?


As one of our many facets, Glasgow Wood operates a waste wood collections service to people, businesses and organisations in the Glasgow area. This service follows the model of Community Wood Recycling, a network we are proud to be a member of.

If you’d like to learn more about this service please take a look at our digital brochure for more information.

View and/or download here.



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