Wood Collection

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

Support Us

A single donation or becoming a monthly supporter can have a huge impact at OWR.

Online Wood Shop

We have developed a fabulous range of reclaimed wood furniture that can be purchased online.

Who We Are

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

About Oxford Wood Recycling


An award-winning Social Enterprise and Charity, Oxford Wood Recycling:

  • Offers commercial and domestic wood waste collections around Oxfordshire, saving wood from landfill by recycling and reclaiming wood for reuse.
  • Empowers our community to support their environment by purchasing reclaimed and locally sourced timber and manufactured items from The Woodshop in Abingdon.
  • Transforms lives by supporting people excluded from working to move towards and into employment.
  • Read our impact report to see just how.

Sounds good? Find out more or get in touch,  info@owr.org.uk.

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What’s New?


Joining the Refill Revolution

Joining the Refill Revolution

On the 16th August we took our first steps into a new product range, SESI Refills. Fitting in nicely with our sustainability aims and principles, SESI refills are Oxfordshire made and distributed, are a closed loop solution (the containers they are delivered in are...

Kickstarting our Kickstart Programme

Kickstarting our Kickstart Programme

Announced in July 2020 as part of the Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create high quality 6-month job placements for young people aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment....

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 Recycling3 days ago
Piled high with palletwood!

Thanks to yesterday's fantastic team effort we now have four bays of the shop filled with freshly de-nailed pallet slats. Three racks of the circa 95mm (4"x1") width and one rack of the 120mm (5"x1") size.

4" x 1" costs £1.40/m
5" x 1" costs £1.60/m

As you can see most of the wood is 2.1-2.6m strips but a few at 4.2m have assembled in the middle. So if you've a palletwood project pending, now's the perfect time to visit.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
The first ever draw in the White Horse Community Lottery is THIS SATURDAY!

Get your tickets now and you could be in with a chance of scooping a cool £25,000, and support local good causes at the same time.

Tickets cost £1, so go on, be the first winner 🥳
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
This afternoon we've been exploring our team vision for the coming year.

What changes/developments would you love to see coming to our service over the next 9-12 months?
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#teamday #teamwork #teamvision #socialenterprise #socialimpact #planningforthefuture #telluswhatyouthink #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
So far the topic of our team day has been Total Pallet Destruction 💥🔨💪
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Just a quick reminder that we will be CLOSED all day tomorrow, the 15th September, for a team event.

We will be open as normal Thursday 16th September - 9:30 to 4:30.
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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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