Good with Wood

A social enterprise working in and for your community

Oxford Wood Recycling is owned by its members, who are the employees and regular volunteers, and who are committed to growing a business that is socially inclusive, economically sustainable and furthers the reduction, reuse and recycling of wood waste across the county and beyond.

Oxford Wood Recycling’s activities are principally to operate a commercial waste wood collection service and retail timber warehouse. We aim to make a profit just like any other business, but all profits are re-invested back in the business, allowing us to create more jobs, more products and more services.

Oxford Wood Recycling Volunteer sorting timber...
Volunteer sorting timber…

We offer employment and volunteer work opportunities to people who find it hard to get work, this includes working in partnership with other social enterprises and organisations in Oxfordshire who share these aims.

We believe that working with wood and timber offers many opportunities to gain skills and expertise – whether in making wood products, or in processing wood and timber – and we believe it’s generally very therapeutic!

In our highly supportive but disciplined and customer focused business, we train, build confidence and self-esteem with our employees and volunteers.

For many of our employees, time with Oxford Wood Reycling can be a genuinely life-changing experience.

We publish occasional newsletters and invite you to sign up for these using the form on the right hand side.

Join our vibrant community on Facebook for inspiration and discussion, help or advice and OWR events. Please show us what you’ve made, we’re always interested in what our brilliant and creative customers have made.


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All of a sudden our loading bay is looking rather full 😮 If any of you fancied doing a bit of volunteer de-nailing this afternoon we'd be delighted to see you. ... See MoreSee Less

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We've got shingles! Barely 2sqm but enough to make a snazzy roof on a log store. Please note coverage is approximate. ... See MoreSee Less

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A major high street DIY retailer didn't want this skirting and architrave but by using our waste disposal service they've be given a reprieve from being chipped and burned.
Most are a bit damp but they're all flat and sound. Take your pick from the pile, it's all £5/pack.
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With stormy skies over the Wood Shop this evening and chilly conditions forecasted for the week ahead it's worth remembering we still have plenty of kindling and kiln dried hardwood firewood in stock. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our superhero collection teams, Super Woody and Splinter, has brought us this van load of reusable timber from a building site in Oxford.
Using our waste collection service is much cheaper than a skip and by sorting and reusing much of the wood there are environmental​ benefits as well. We now offer a domestic collection service too - see our website for details https://www.oxfordwood.org.uk
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We've been visited this morning by the Wood Shop elf with a stunning selection of new hardwood boards. There is oak, ash, and London plane in this batch, plus some superb wide slabs of Corsican pine.
So come on down to see potential coat racks, coffee tables, garden furniture and rustic shelving, all from locally sourced native timber.
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