Woodpeckers of Kent Community wood recycling offers a cost-effective and efficient collection service for all wood waste – in Kent and East Sussex.

Working with us will ensure that your waste is reused in the most environmentally beneficial way and will help us to create jobs for local people, so no matter where you are, what industry you are in or how much wood waste you generate, we can help.

Call us now to book a collection: 07484120586

Benefits of using our services

  • Save money and make an even greater contribution to sustainability.
  • Cut your waste disposal costs
  • Save valuable resources and reduce energy use and pollution
  • Help bring positive change to disadvantaged peoples’ lives
  • Help fulfil your CSR and Environmental Policy commitments

 We also collect reusable timber from businesses.

What we collect (Grade A timber)

  • Clean, dry timber
  • Lengths of wood 2m plus
  • Sheet materials (dry and clean, minimum of 1m2)
  • Floorboards, sound and reusable
  • Joists, roof timbers, roofing boards
  • Scaffold boards, planks
  • Solid wooden doors
  • Hardwood off-cuts
  • Pallets
  • Whiskey, cider barrels

What we don’t collect

  • Wet sheet materials
  • Painted and treated wood
  • Very small pieces of wood
  • Wooden furniture (although we may consider pieces of exceptional quality)

How much does it cost?

Our collection charges vary depending on the amount, quality and location of your wood waste. We have minimum charges for smaller loads and we are flexible!

How do we work?

For one-off collections our team will be happy to assess what you have and give you a quote.

We offer a great customer oriented service. No need for skip hire, no landfill, we offer truly flexible solutions. Every construction site produces wood waste of all kinds of lengths, shapes and sizes. The problem is that most waste wood on a site just doesn’t fit into a skip. The pictures below quite literally speak volumes.

The first two photos show a typical collection area next to a standard 12cuyd skip. The waste timber and pallets here would clearly be much more than one skip full. After loading into our 12 cubic yard caged van, this site was charged for 8cuyd, a massive saving of not only money, but also time as only one collection took place and there was only one movement on site. For one-off collections our team will be happy to assess what you have and give you a quote. If you produce regular amounts of timber waste we can arrange regular collections. Our smallest clients call us every once in a while, our largest site produce four loads a week. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

You can email our collections team at

We cover a large area across Kent and East Sussex. The main focus of our volunteering programme is to offer our volunteers the opportunity to work with our collections team, so you’ll get to see a lot of diverse places across Kent and East Sussex. Click here  to read more about volunteering.

Contact Us

Woodpeckers of Kent

Pilgrims Rest 
Bethersden / Ashford, Kent,
TN26 3DJ