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?


Vacancy: Sales Executive

Sales Executive (Part time) A Part-Time (2 days) Fixed-Term Post (6 Months) with the possibility of extension. Salary £20,000 (pro rata) plus commission on sales. Flexible working available. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) is a locally well-known social enterprise...

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 Recycling posted 5 photos.2 days ago
Our new lights are in, and what a difference they make to the look and feel of our store. Suddenly you can see the true colours of our lovely hardwoods, and the greenish tinge of tannalised timber is much more apparent too.
Don't forget that you can't call in tomorrow to admire them as we are closed for the staff Xmas party, but on Saturday they will be all be there lighting your way.

#lettherebelight
#newlights #newlook #oxfordwoodrecycling #reclaimedwood #woodshop #socialenterprise #excited #
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.2 days ago
It might feel a bit chaotic in store if you visit us today, but we are absolutely open for business as usual. However please be aware that our horrible orange sodium lights are currently being replaced with some lovely new white LED's, so there will be a scaffold tower blocking your path at various intervals.

#newlights #newlook #abouttimetoo #excited #organisedchaos #pleasebepatient #businessasusual
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Dear customers,
Please note we are CLOSED on Friday 14th December so that we can treat our hardworking staff and volunteers to a Christmas lunch.
We are open as usual from 9:00 - 3:00 on Saturday 15th, and it is business as usual next week.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.3 days ago
Garden sleepers and 3x2 studwork timber are the first goodies to arrive in store today. The former sell for £2.80/m and you can see ⅓ of our stock in this photo. 3x2 meanwhile is just £1/m and we have easily 15x this much available today.

#reclaimedtimber #gardens #allotment #sleepers #raisedbeds #growyourownfood #vegpatch #homebuilders #doityourself #diy #wood #timberconstruction #whybuynew #wastenotwantnot #workshoplife #abingdon #oxford
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.4 days ago
Always a popular product is chipboard flooring, so these 50+ sheets of the 22mm thick variety are sure to make a couple of you very happy. Some of these sheets are clean and flat, whilst others may have a sheen of mud on them, but they all cost £6 each and are here awaiting your inspection.
Deals on larger quantities will always be considered, so call us if you would like a price for the lot (01235861228 during office hours).
But don't delay - they usually sell quickly!!

#reclaimedwood #flooring #chipboardflooring #savedfromchipping #socialenterprise #oxford #abingdon #homeimprovement #sheds #doityourself #whybuynew
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
Does anyone fancy a new fireplace? We have 4 in stock today, displaying a variety of styles and at least two of them are made from hardwood (one oak, the other utile). Variously priced, from £35 each.

#reclaimedtimber #reducereuserecycle #fireplace #firesurround #usedbutgood #wastenotwantnot #socialenterprise #theatresetdesign #oxford #abingdon

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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