Wood Collection

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

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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?

Introducing our new bit of kit

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

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 Recycling20 hours ago
Close board fencing available.

5 notched fence posts 12x7x233cm £6 each
5 good condition almost full lengths at 180x280cm £18 each
3 smaller sections £neg
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
After a short break in supply, we can now offer pallets for sale; Eurolites at £2 each, Euros clean white at £5 each and grey ones at £4 each.

Please note that if you are after lengths of pallet wood, that we do not have stock available now (June) but expect to be back to normal levels in July.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
Time to get creative. What could you do with these amazing pieces?

First up we have Afromosia faced shelves and birch ply from an Oxford college library. The shelves are block wood and in really good condition. 82.8cm (L) x 19.8cm or 22.2cm (W) x 2.7cm (D) and we have 100, priced at £12.50 each. We have 10 sheets of 9mm ply, at 84.2cm (W) and two at 99.5cm (W). Both widths are 225~229cm (H) and priced at £20 each.

Also from a college library three tables in solid Afromosia 304cm (L) x 70 (W) x 71 (H). These have holes in one side of the table where previously brass lamps would have been cited. In good condition and priced at £150 each. We are happy to sell the trestles or tops separately.

We also have a bit of a chair theme going on, some need more love than others, or is it just inspiration for what they could become? Each is priced up as shown in the photos.

Please visit instore or email/phone. You can collect or we can deliver within a 30 mile range. Please ask what this will cost.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
⚠️Scaffold Boards

Until further notice we are are unable to take orders for scaffold boards except in person when visiting the Abingdon woodshop.

Our current stock of scaffold boards have a greater variance in appearance, so we ask that you visit in person to choose your boards.

We will not be able to take orders via the phone, social media or email only for scaffold boards at this time.

Thank you for your understanding.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
We are really excited to have revamped and reignited our Etsy shop. For now you can find (and buy!) some of our ironmongery at the shop, but we intend to add more and more of our makes to the shop soon.


#etsyshop #madeforus #madebyus #ironmongery #handforged #castiron #availabletoall
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
We have a load of used decking in store, approx 60 linear meters, 144 x 27mm at £1.80/m

A mixture of lengths and most have 45 degree cuts on each end.

Please visit in store or send us an email if you are interested.

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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