Aldingbourne Community Centre recycling success

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A WOOD recycling scheme based at the Aldingbourne Community Centre has played a part in a success story.

The centre’s work is part of the National Community Wood Recycling Project which scooped a first prize at this year’s national recycling awards.

The efforts of the scheme, one of 27 around the country, have helped to keep more than 7,000 tons of wood from being wasted since 2008.

John Groves, the centre’s wood collections co-ordinator, said: “We are really proud to be part of the award-winning team.”

The scheme has worked since 2006 by collecting waste wood from businesses to save them money on skips and gives the timber new uses to raise money for the centre’s work.