The waste collection scheme has been taking place at Mount Anvil’s Central Square development in Clerkenwell since construction began on site in 2010. The Community Wood Recycling Project estimate that for every £20,000 raised a new and sustainable job in social enterprise has been created – meaning that Mount Anvil has helped to create 50 permanent jobs as well as 13,500 days of volunteering each year.
Richard Mehmed, Managing Director of the National Community Wood Recycling Project said: “We are so proud of reaching this target which will help us to save resources and create jobs in the months and years to come.”
Killian Hurley, chief executive of Mount Anvil, said: “We are highly commited to sustainable practice and are delighted to be involved in a project which has already rescued over 7,000 tonnes of wood from landfill.”
Community Wood Recycling Enterprises are financially self-supporting, and rely completely on the income from collections of wood waste to achieve their aims of saving resources and creating work for disadvantaged people.