Move On Wood Recycling

Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR) is social enterprise in Edinburgh which collects waste wood, sells quality timber, and provides work experience, volunteering and training.

With a workshop in Granton, MOWR collects waste wood from building sites and other sources and then sorts the timber before selling it on to builders and the general public.

MOWR collects both trade and domestic wood waste to increase the life of useful timber – which saves natural resources, reduces the use of fossil fuel and produces less waste.

Looking at what waste wood can be reused instead of being chipped reduces landfill use and thus the production of methane gas.

They also aim to provide varied volunteering and training opportunities for people in a real working environment through their employability programme. Building Brighter Futures is an eight-week employability course for young people who are interested in gaining qualifications and skills in a wood workshop.

The course allows young people to achieve employment-focused accreditation, certification and practical work experience. After completion of the course, MOWR also provides ongoing support to help young people achieve the next step on their employment journey.

Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR) is a subsidiary of the charity, Move On, which works to support vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness.


For further info, contact:

Move On Wood Recycling
3 New Broompark

Tel: 0131 551 6937