WoodRecyclAbility Ltd. is delighted to announce the placement of an order for a new wood chipper.

The woodchipper is manufactured by Scanhugger in Denmark and is planned to be installed by the end February. This will replace our existing machine which is now over 20 years old and for which the maintenance and repair costs have rendered the machine uneconomic.

The chipper processes waste wood that is inadequate for manufacture of upcycled products, into chips for biomass or fabrication of OSB (chipboard). The new chipper will enable WoodRecyclAbility to increase the volume of waste wood that is recycled, to reduce maintenance, repair and utility costs, to produce smaller wood chips for biomass and potentially manufacture briquets for wood burning stoves.

Brian Reid, Operations Manager said “This is a real boost to WoodRecyclAbility. It will save costs for our business which struggles to break-even and opens up new opportunities for uses of waste wood”.

This is the culmination of a long term fundraising effort by WoodrecyclAbility and the charitable wing, Friends of WoodRecyclAbility that has enabled the social enterprise to reach the huge target of £120,000.

A number of sponsors and donors have made this possible, including The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, Udny Community Trust and The Social Enterprise Just Transition Fund.

WoodRecyclAbility Ltd. is a Social Enterprise based at Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire. Wood RecyclAbility was established in 1997 as a small social enterprise to provide gainful work and training for people with additional support needs.

Skills are developed through working with waste wood and recycling plastic. Today the organisation employs 8 staff and provides valuable work experience for some 22 adults.

WoodRecyclAbility has saved some 40,000 tonnes of waste wood from landfill and has contributed to an environmental saving of 43,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

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