Recycled materials

Recycled Plastic Lumber and Synthetic Wood are the Ideal Replacements for Wood in Construction and Building.

Save money by diverting waste from landfill with our Wood Recycling Service

With the current landfill tax rate, recycling your waste wood is an increasingly attractive option. We can collect it from your premises to help you divert more waste from landfill and save on business costs.

How we can help

Wood is the ultimate renewable material. According to the Wood Recyclers Association, 5 million tonnes of waste wood is generated in the UK every year, yet only 1,400,000 tonnes of it is recycled. We want that to change.

To help you separate out your wood waste, we can give you a choice of rear-end loaders, front-end loaders or different sized skips. Whatever suits your business and volumes of wood waste the best. Our service converts a waste material back into a valuable new resource which would otherwise have been landfilled.

How do we create value for you?

By separating out your wood, we can help you to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. What’s more, by reducing the weight in your other bins, it could save your business even more in disposal costs. It will also help with your corporate responsibility targets, increasing recycling rates and improving your carbon footprint.

Lower grades of wood can be used as fuel for biomass systems to generate green electricity and low-cost heat for communities. We currently produce more than 700MWe of electricity in our own plants every year using biomass.


There’s a long list of applications where Recycled Mixed Plastic Lumber and Plastic Wood or Synthetic Wood have come into their own. Two main reasons to use recycled plastic building materials in construction projects are:
It lasts at least 5 times longer than treated timber There are no maintenance and replacement costs – whole life savings are about 80% when used instead of wood. Umbrella Force Group have therefore found a growing market for recycled plastic products. Not only for recycled plastic planks and profiles in mixed plastic, plastic wood and sheet materials, which are in high demand from Building Professionals such as architects, specifiers and institutional buyers, but also for finished products.