Wood Collection

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

Support Us

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.

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 Recycling2 weeks ago
Reclaimed palletwood seed trays and storage boxes, now available to order from our workshop.

The storage boxes are 60 x 40 x 21.5cm and cost £25 each or with the following discounts - two for £43, three for £57, four for £68.

Seed trays are 60 x 39 x 10.5cm and £15.95 each.

Email info@owr.org.uk to order.
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#palletwoodideas #palletwoodfurniture #reclaimedwood #madetoorder #emailus #handmade #woodworking #rustichomedecor #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Would anybody like some free woodshavings?

We have 4 large sacks in the shop at the moment and will probably fill one or two more tomorrow. If you'd like some please ask at the till when you come to the shop.

Containing a mix of fine dust and small chippings, these may not be suitable for use with animals. The sacks are about the same size as our old oak whiskey barrels.
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#freestuff #woodshavings #woodshavingwednesday #whiskeybarrel #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
These old pine doors could be contenders for the most loved reclaim we've ever collected - someone has invested a great deal of time and varnish keeping them in a usable condition 💕

Looking like they'd be equally at home as a photographers backdrop or cladding a wall, they're all still sound enough to go back to work as doors in a period property.

Meanwhile the smaller oak gate has been made from hand hewn floorboards, giving an wholly unique texture sadly lost to my camera.

Call into the shop to view and purchase or email info@owr.org.uk if you'd prefer not to visit.
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#olddoors #preloved #oldpinedoor #photographylovers #oakgate #handhewn #handhewnbeams #lovewood #sellinglikehotcakes #weareopen
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Out with a collection team today and we have come to Sunningwell near Abingdon to recover some characterful old elm beams from a 1760's barn that's being renovated into a home.

These timbers would be perfect for making mantlepieces, tea light holders or false beams in the home. Your inspiration is the only limitation!

Our wood collection charges are at least 40% cheaper than a skip. For all commercial and domestic enquiries please email collections@owr.org.uk

Visit us to view these lovely pieces all their glory, prices start from just £5/m.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Often asked for but rarely available, were just picked up two closeboard garden gates. Both are 180 x 99cm, both have some furniture on the back, and both cost £35.

Pop in or email info@owr.org.uk to purchase, we are not answering the phone at present.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
We've been keeping ourselves warm this morning unloading a van full of reclaimed scaffold boards.

Mostly 3.9m long and in a variable condition, they cost £15.60 each which works out to £4/m. Other lengths can be cut to suit your needs, for a charge of 50p/cut.

We recommend self selection due to the condition of this timber, but if you'd prefer not to visit you can also order by email to info@owr.org.uk, though please note that we may take 7-10 days to respond. Presently we are not able to answer the phone.
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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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