WRA to work with EA on defining hazardous wood

Posted on May 12, 2017

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) is working with the Environment Agency (EA) to look at the classification of hazardous waste wood in the UK.

The EA approached the WRA following concerns that lower grade waste wood was being used as a fuel in some non-WID compliant biomass boilers, instead of grade A wood, an issue the WRA itself has been highlighting to its members. Read more…

Join us for a tour at our members’ summer meeting!

Posted on May 2, 2017

The WRA’s members’ summer meeting is due to take place in sunny Bournemouth this June – and yes we do know it will definitely be sunny – honest!

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WRA Chair Andy Hill gives overview of waste wood market

Posted on March 31, 2017

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WRA re-elects Board members and Chairman

Posted on March 23, 2017

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has unanimously re-elected four of its current Board members at its Annual General Meeting.

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Work begins on wood template for operators

Posted on February 27, 2017

The Wood Recyclers Association has begun work with the Environment Agency to develop a Waste Wood Template to help operators in the sector get approval for non-standard Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs). Read more…

WRA links with German counterpart

Posted on January 16, 2017

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has joined forces with its German equivalent BAV in a reciprocal arrangement that will see the two organisations sharing knowledge and information. Read more…

WRA respond to Defra’s packaging consultation

Posted on January 9, 2017

The Wood Recyclers’ Association is urging DEFRA to increase targets for the recycling of wood packaging as part of its revisions for the UK’s packaging recycling business targets.

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Agenda for our December meeting

Posted on November 30, 2016

If you are planning on attending our members’ meeting on Wednesday December 7th, please find the details below. Any questions please contact Julia Turner on 07903 251287 or email Read more…

Trade Bodies Unite on FPP

Posted on November 30, 2016

Trade associations from the waste and recycling sector are joining forces to strengthen their voice over the issue of fire prevention plan guidance.

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA), the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), UROC (United Resource Operators Consortium) and the Resource Association all believe the latest Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance issued by the Environment Agency will have a major negative impact on the sector if left in its current state. Read more…

Discount for WRA Members at Fire Conference

Posted on October 14, 2016
Members of the WRA are being offered a 50% discount to attend the Fire Prevention and Control Conference, being run by Lets Recycle on November 9th.
The one-day event is being held at the QEII Centre in London and is aimed at any operator storing combustible waste materials, as well as companies feeding or taking materials from recycling sites.

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