Wood Collection

Recycle your waste wood by using our wood waste collection services and save 40% or more on skip charges.

Furniture

At our Oxford Wood Recycling workshops we have developed a fabulous range of reclaimed wood furniture.

Wood Shop

Our prices for reclaimed wood are always much more economical than the equivalent in large DIY stores.

Who We Are

Established to address sustainability issues in wood waste management and providing employment opportunities for people facing disadvantages.

Oxford Wood Recycling


Oxford Wood Recycling was formed in June 2005 by Richard Snow, Nick Dowling and Helen Porter. They came together on a post graduate Forestry degree at Oxford University. Realising there was a wasteful attitude towards wood products in the UK, they collectively wanted to help address the issue.

Building on Richard’s social enterprise and business management experience there was also an opportunity to enable people facing severe disadvantages to get back into mainstream employment. Using these two issues as pillars of an organisation Oxford Wood Recycling was created.

Tonnes collected in 2019

Tonnes deferred CO2 emissions

Volunteering hours completed

What’s New?


Wanted! A Marketer.

We're looking for an experienced Marketer to work 2 days per week at Oxford Wood Recycling. If you have the skills and would like to work for a values driven organisation seeking to change the world through reclaiming materials and transforming people's lives through...

WOOD CHOP SALE!

To celebrate the passing of 2019 and looking forwards to the New Year we're having a bit of a clear-out on Saturday 28th December. So why not take the opportunity to kick-start that new project by buying some discounted reclaim or a nice piece of Live edge hardwood?...

Oxford Wood Recycling

Oxford Wood Recycling is a social enterprise providing an environmentally friendly alternative to a skip for producers of wood waste in Oxfordshire, West Buckinghamshire and most of Berkshire. We specialise in recovering reusable materials from the waste collected, which provide local DIYers and woodworking enthusiasts with a sustainable source of low cost timber. See the Wood Shop album to get an idea of the materials we can offer. For waste wood producers, we can provide you with a comprehensive waste audit detailing the destination of all of your waste, which you may be required to have to comply with recent legislation governing the disposal of waste. For wood users, we have an ever changing array of both ordinary and unusual materials. From raised beds to garden sheds, floorboards to firewood, bookshelves to storage boxes or workshops to wine racks. If you can make it from wood our low cost, high quality supplies are sure to fit the bill.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling6 hours ago
I'm struggling to keep up with the new stock today!

Earlier on we had a trolley load of hardwood off-cuts, including cherry, oak, black walnut, ash and beech, plus a few planks of lime and a cherry book-match.

Then this afternoon some large plywood cable drums hove into view, accompanied by a tidy little wooden drum that'd be an ideal coffee table.

We've also received some small sheets of birch ply and a few 4.8m long joists and 2x2. No wonder customers frequently call our shop an Aladdin's cave!!
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#therestreasureeverywhere #cabledrumtable #coffeetable #hardwoodtimbersupplies #naturaledgetimber #bookmatched #cherry #walnut #lime #plywood #aladdinscave #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling8 hours ago
It's seems mantlepieces are on the tip of many customers tongues this month, so we think many of you will be excited to see this pile of 190+ year old oak and elm beams rescued from a building renovation in Grove.

Our sources indicate these beams have been used in two different buildings. One was erected in 1830, which stood until yesterday, whilst before that the frame was assembled on another site in the same village, near to the church, with a presently unknown age.

They've yet to be processed so I'm not sure about prices, so please call in and have a chat to our staff if you'd like to find out more.
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#vintagetimber #localprovenance #grove #savedfromchipping #elm #oakframe #oak #190yearsold #mantlepiece #oakbeams #elmbeams #historylovers #localhistory #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling11 hours ago
All panels now sold.

We start today with another collection of closeboard fence panels, there are 9½ in this pile. Mostly 2.6m long x 1.65m high, they're very new panels that have got a bit of mud splattered on them.

We're asking only £18 per panel, or take the whole pile for £140.

Delivery can be arranged within 30 miles of the shop, so send us your postcode if you'd like a quote.

Last weeks panels sold in the blink of an eye, so you may like to give us a call if you are keen to grab them. Our number is 01235861228 (option 2).
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#fencebuilding #fencepanels #closeboard #whybuynew #oxford #abingdon #deliveryavailable
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 day ago
It seems hardwoods were in demand again last weekend, so we are glad to have received a top up this morning.

The narrower planks are mostly ash and sycamore, with bigger boards of London plane and Cedar of Lebanon bringing table top potential to this collection.

Two small slices of Lime have also appeared, plus some sweet little bits of ash with their bark attached, which I'd love to take home and use for chopping boards!
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#naturaledgetimber #liveedgewood #waneyedge #rusticshelves #nativetimber #waneyedgedtables #woodenchoppingboard #londonplane #welovewood #growninbritain #oxford #abingdon
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 day ago
The sun is shining, and the wood is piling in!

This van's filled with new unused lengths of PSE and PAR 3*2 and 4*2 construction timber, all fairly muddy or wet, but still far too good to let it be sent for chipping.

We have 3*2 for just 75p/m and 4*2 for £1.25/m, and these 4.5+m lengths can easily be delivered if you live within 30 miles of our shop. Or take advantage of our in store cutting service* to help for them in your car.

This wood would be ideal for anyone building a shed, workshop, garden room or conservatory. But we have masses more of other sizes to suit different projects.

*Please note that cutting is not always available while you wait.
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
Continuing with the hardwood theme today here is a pile of oak blocks just collected from a building site in Oxford.
It's already been suggested that they would make great lamp bases, and we'll be experimenting with whether we can make a hole all the way though. Anyone keen on woodturning may also be interested.
There are currently 24 available, for £20 each, all of roughly the same length (as shown in the pics).
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#oak #oakplinth #woodturning #lampbase #doorstop #woodcarving #woodsculpture #whatwillyoumake #aladdinscave #reclaimedwood #oxfordwoodrecycling

What our customer’s have to say


“It’s very good. 100% behind it and so is the company ”

Eddie
Site Manager at Westgate Shopping Centre
Laing O’Rourke

“So helpful and patient, totally inspiring staff and materials.”

Anne G

“A fantastic Aladdin’s cave of a place. Brilliant, enthusiastic and informative people. Great collection of Hardwoods. I love this place, inspires me to try and learn new skills.

I bought a gorgeous piece of Chestnut and some large pieces of Oak to build a Garden Bench, I will certainly be back for more.”

Paddy C

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