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 2018

Tonnes deferred CO2 emissions

Volunteering hours completed

What’s New?


Job Vacancy (Abingdon) – Sales Supervisor at The Woodshop

Job Vacancy (Abingdon) Sales Supervisor at The Woodshop. 15 Hours. Friday and Saturday (Extra days available) Renumeration. £10.00 per hour. Staff discount on materials. We are keen to meet you if you would like to join us in playing a small part towards halting...

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 Recycling2 days ago
A whole tranche of treasures have arrived in store this morning!

There's a heap of small sleepers offering a textual treat, with a surface only achieved by decades of natural weathering.

Crates and boxes always have a wide appeal here, especially given prices start from just £8 each!

Planed yew and sycamore boards need no introduction - there's also a few bargain oak off-cuts today.

In the opening picture is a 4.8m length of staging. We think cut down to length it would be ideal for some rustic benches, but you'll surely have other ideas!

Thursday means it's our late opening night, so staff will be in store until 8:00pm. You can also call 01235861228 (option 2) to buy by phone.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Classic keepy!

This is the kind of waste timber collection which powers the heart of our enterprise, linking the work of our dedicated collection teams to the more accessible face of the firm here in Abingdon which you are all familiar with.

Over 90% of the 'waste' on this wagon has now been set aside for reuse. Disposal by a regular skip company would have seen 100% put through a chipper and probably burned!

A mix of joists and studwork timbers there's wood here ideal for all sorts of home, workshop or garden creations, available at competitive prices.

Buying from us helps reduce waste in local industry, supports disadvantaged people in your local community, and makes home improvement projects more affordable into the bargain.
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Feast your eyes these sun drenched hardwoods!

Bursting with colour and unique, swirling grain, these sanded hardwood slabs have definitely brightened up our day.

Burr sycamore, pippy elm, spalted beech and ripple sycamore all speak with their own voice. Do any cry out to your creative desires?
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
All SOLD.

Well travelled timber crates!

These sturdy wooden packing cases have travelled a long way to be with us this week - roughly 6,166 miles if they went the most direct route!!

Measuring 102 x 89 x 75cm they'll set you back just £15 each, plus we can also deliver if they're too big for your car boot.

They would be perfect for planters, but I'm sure equally at home as a toy box, log store, compost bin or extra large bug hotel.
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
All SOLD!

Fabulous fence panels!

These 12 closeboard fence panels look like they've only just been built. They really are in excellent condition.
Measuring approx 3m long x 1.65m high we're asking for only £18 per panel, and for a small extra charge can deliver locally as well.
Were that already not a fantastic enough offer, we are happy to accept just £200 the lot!
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
We've gathered rather a book-matched board bonanza in store this week, with matching pairs of beech, oak and sycamore slabs to tickle your table making taste buds. There's also a board of 5cm thick olive ash that would do for a table top all by itself, measuring 2m long x 74cms wide!!

Thursday's late night opening means you have until 8:00 this evening to avail yourself of our excellent enterprise 😊 so we'll expect to see you soon.
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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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