Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC is a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to divert wood from the local waste stream, while creating employment, training and volunteering opportunities to people in the community.

The timber we collect is used to create beautiful furniture and woodwork pieces for homes, gardens and businesses, or sold on for DIY material or as firewood.

We have transformed our wood yard, a former council depot in Walker, into a sustainable, vibrant space which serves as an asset to the local community. We provide studio space to other creative businesses who share our environmental and social ethos.

Our organisation was founded in September 2014 by Beth McDonough. Beth has a background in youth and community work and qualifications in carpentry. Whilst searching online for reclaimed wood, she discovered Brighton & Hove Community Wood Recycling, which inspired Beth to set up our very own project in Newcastle. Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC is now part of a national network of wood recyclers. Beth is passionate about creative community engagement and is committed to providing opportunities to disadvantaged members of the local community.

If you’d like to see what our customers say about us, check out our Testimonials page.