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Don't just chuck building waste in a skip, look for recycling schemes.

There are architectural salvage yards and wood recycling schemes in many places which might be delighted to take your waste, and possibly pay you for it too.

Salvage yards are also a great source of second hand materials for your building project.

It is difficult to quantify the carbon savings of some Actions. In this case we allocate a nominal 10kg CO2e per year. This is not reflective of the actual savings which may be significantly more, but to show that you are making a difference. If possible, we will provide representative calculations at a later date. 

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  •  Penney Poyzer-Schalom: 

    As avid skip raiders we are always amazed by the great stuff people throw away. Wood goes into our wood boiler or to be up cycled into other stuff. We have salvaged carpets, lighting, books, clothes, the list goes on and on....

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