Recycling firm in jobs boost

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A NEW enterprise has been launched to recycle unwanted wood into everything from kindling and fence posts to toys and furniture.

Assisted by business support programme Enterprising Barnsley, Barnsley Wood Recycling, of Grange Lane Industrial Estate, Stairfoot, will also help people get back into work.

The project is being developed by Mark Powell, who has been involved in setting up many social enterprises over the last 20 years, including Reclaim, a plastics recycling business in Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield.

Run as a social firm, Barnsley Wood Recycling will initially work with two people on probation and gradually increase its workforce as demand increases.