1 Feb, 2023 Impact Reporting

Wood Reuse Statistics for Q4 of 2022

From October to December 2022, we reused and recycled approx. 972.2 cubic meters of timber. Since January, that’s a total of 3170.5 cubic meters, roughly equal to 1.3 Olympic swimming pools.

Our wood collections slowed slightly compared to Q3 (+6.7% from Q3 to Q4, +28% from Q2 to Q3), but we’re putting that down to the festive holiday and a need to slow down & hibernate slightly… it was winter after all!

The Breakdown

43% (415.6 cubic meters) high-grade reuse

+34.6 cubic meters on Q3 figures of 2022

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.


56% (415.6 cubic meters) recycled

-114.4 cubic meters on Q3 figures of 2022

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% low-grade reuse

+9.2 cubic meters on Q3 figures of 2022

This is timber which is reused as firewood or kindling.

In the last 12 months, this means…


3,170.5 cubic meters have been reused, rehoused and recycled in total. This equals 352 Glasgow Wood van loads, or 1.3 Olympic sized swimming pools!


63 van loads were made in Q1, 79 were made in Q2, 103 were made in Q3, and 107 were made in Q4. With 365 days in a year, that’s only 13 days off 1 full van load every single day (if we were open 7 days a week of course!).

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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