Wood Collection

Recycle your waste wood by using our wood waste collection services and save 40% or more on skip charges. Oxford Wood Recycling’s waste collection services are available to businesses and homes across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.


At our Oxford Wood Recycling workshops we have developed a fabulous range of reclaimed wood furniture. Handmade and crafted from our own reclaimed wood, this solid wood furniture collection has a distinctive modern rustic feel ideal for both outdoor or indoor living.

Wood Shop

Our prices for reclaimed wood are always much more economical than the equivalent in large DIY stores. Our customers say they’ve discovered a “little gem” on their doorstep. You have too! We’re always stocked with good quality soft and hard wood reclaimed timber in many sizes.

Who We Are

Oxford Wood Recycling was established in 2005 to address the sustainability issues surrounding wood waste management in the UK whilst providing employment opportunities for people facing disadvantages to re-enter the workplace.

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.

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What’s New?

Marketing Apprenticeship

We're delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our award winning social enterprise based in Abingdon; leading the way in promoting the re-use of waste wood and supporting people at a disadvantage with work experience and employment opportunities. The...

OWR nominated for Green Award!

We’re really pleased to have been nominated for an award at this year’s Jack’s Brick Awards, the awards for trades in the Jack FM area. We have been short-listed for the Clean and Green Award, which is especially gratifying as we have been dedicated to helping...

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
Level 3 Apprenticeship: Marketing Administration; we're still seeking a special person to join our award winning social enterprise based in Abingdon; leading the way in promoting the re-use of waste wood and supporting people at a disadvantage with work experience and employment opportunities.

The position is slightly unusual in that we are looking for someone with an interest in, and a flair for marketing, including social media marketing, together with strong skills in business administration. The combination of skills and interests are geared to a marketing approach founded on customer relationship management. You will join the busy administration team, supporting a rapidly growing business providing general business admin support together with building expertise in and responsibility for digital and social media marketing for the company.
For full details and application details get in touch or please visit the Abingdon and Witney College advert or find the position at the national scheme findanapprenticeship
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.3 days ago
Hankering after a #hardwood #worktop? Then one of these large #slabs of kiln dried #liveedge English #ash may be just the ticket! New in stock this week they are all approx 27mm thick and over 3m long! Individually marked with stunning olive ash grain, we have 4 boards available.
As always, local delivery is available, plus we can cut, sand and oil wood (to order) for an additional fee. If you are on the lookout for hardwood off-cuts, we are due for a top up next week.
#growninbritain #naturaledge #nativehardwoods #lovewood #sustainablysourced #furniture #bookshelf #kitchenworktop
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
The last batch we made of #sanded #scaffoldboards flew out in an instant, but our carpenter is so busy he's only been able to make 7 more this week. All 1m long x 22cm wide they have been smoothed on all sides and are ready to install. Don't forget we also stock a range of attractive #shelfbrackets to complete your project. These sanded #reclaimed scaffold #shelves cost £15 each.
#reclaimedtimber #shabbychic #upcycled #homedecor #sayitwithwood #wood
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Also in this afternoon are some louvre #doors from a couple of wardrobes. The big ones are 1675mm tall x 455mm wide, for £12 each. Little ones are 45x44mm for £3 each.
#reclaimedtimber #wood #upcycling #wastenotwantnot
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
A recent #plywood drought means even these half sheet off-cuts are getting their own post. About 8 pieces, all 18mm thick, from £6/sheet.
#reclaimedtimber #reuse #woodrecycling #oxford #abingdon
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.5 days ago
Anyone interested in combining #resin with #timber may wish to check out this haul of marvellous #maple boards, brought in today by our resident #hardwood hunter. Also in this trolly is some black #walnut, #oak, #beech and #ash.
Sizes are too varied to itemise in the post, so if you see anything you fancy do call in and have a look.
#growninbritain #nativehardwoods #wood #liveedgefurniture #naturaledge #furniture

What our customer’s have to say

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

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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