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.

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.

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

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What’s New?


Introducing our new bit of kit

Like many during the lockdown, we saw the opportunity to get creative and put our handy work to good use. The workshop here at our base in Abingdon has been getting some attention across the past few months and whilst it is still under construction, we’ve got an...

An interview with Lead Carpenter, Chris Boreham

It's a pleasure to introduce Chris Boreham, our lead carpenter here at Oxford Wood Recycling. We asked him a few questions about his role and what it is like working here. Q: How are you finding your new job as lead carpenter at OWR? A: So far, so good. No woodwork...

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 Recycling17 hours ago
Very well said by Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship 👏

We're pleased more people are thinking about who they are buying from these days and how they give back to their community and our environment.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
One last post before I go home...as we've had a thorough sort through some of our old reclaimed hardwoods and have generated 10 sacks of eminently burnable off-cuts in the process.

I haven't weighed these bags but they must be 15+ kgs each, and as your can see from the label they're £7/sack or 3 for £20.

We're closed now for the evening, but during business hours you can call 01235 861228 to buy or reserve. Or simply be here first thing tomorrow to snap them up!
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
ALL FENCE PANELS NOW SOLD.

Anyone fancy a stack of sturdy fence panels? Or a set of hefty driveway gates?

The ledge and brace gates each measure 150cm wide x 175cm high and come with a drop bolt and latch but no hinges. Made from treated timber they are well weathered but still in good condition, £150 the pair.

Fence panels are 3m x 170cm, looking pretty grubby but the timber is perfectly sound. There are 9 in this load for £18 each.

Visit if you'd like to view, or call 01235861228 to buy by phone.
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#doublegates #fencepanels #secondhand #usedbutgood #gardenfence #closeboard #drivewaygates #reclaimedwood #abingdon #oxford #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
This looks decidedly like a load of old joists mixed up with some breathable membrane.

The breathable membrane rolls are 100 x 2.7m for a remarkable bargain of just £95 each!

There are also a few door frames - more details to follow.
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#buildingsupplies #reclaimedwood #joists #breathablemembrane #cheapaschips #aladdinscave #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
New hardwoods are coming into the shop today - here are ash, oak, lime and Cedar of Lebanon - whilst cherry, yew and more of the above will be ready later today and tomorrow.

We try to make sure that the sizes prepared will cater for a wide range of projects, so there are smaller chunks for turning blanks, chopping boards and pyrography, up to coffee table/desk tops and 1m - 2.4m shelving in a range of widths.

We also stock finishing oils from OSMO, a range of shelving brackets, and UK made hairpin legs, to help you complement this beautiful timber.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
I hesitate to show you these past-their-best fence panels, but they might be sufficient for an emergency.
There are 3 @ 6' x 5' (180x150cm) and 2 @ 6' x 4' (180x120cm), all selling for £4 each.
Viewing recommended but you can also call 01235 861228 to order by phone.

Delivery is available within 30 miles of the shop. Send us your postcode for a quote.
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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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