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.

COVID-19 Latest Update: We Are Open


Dear customers, we are pleased to report that we are able to remain open for business during lockdown in November. According to government advice, Builders Merchants can remain open as usual whilst maintaining safe social distancing measures and rigorous hygiene. We will post updates should we have to make adjustments to opening times, so do please check in regularly.

Richard Snow, CEO.

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.

Tonnes collected in 2020

Tonnes deferred CO2 emissions

Volunteering hours completed

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 Recycling3 days ago
Another few pics of today's new stock of new and reclaimed hardwoods, including lime carving blanks and lots of potential chopping boards.
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#lovewood #whatwillyoumake #lime #woodcarving #woodenchoppingboard #nativetimber #reclaimedwood #naturaledgetimber #naturalbeauty #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Nearly new closeboard fence panels, unloading now!

These barely used panels have not come far, they were previously in Besselsleigh. All 10' long x 5½' high (approx 3x1.65m) they're just £20 each!

As always we're happy to deliver (up to 30 miles) and you can buy by phone on 01235861228 (option 2) if you'd prefer not to visit.
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#closeboard #fencepanels #nearlynew #usedbutgood #wecandeliver #whybuynew #savedfromchipping #savedfromwaste #socialenterprise #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
After last night's flurry of interest in the larger hardwood boards we've been working hard this morning to get the rest out on display.

Those without marked prices will be going out into the shop after our lunch break, but we thought you might like to see some of what'll be here to tempt you later on.

The longest plank here is over 4.3m, and the majority are 45-55cm in width. A mix of Ash and Oak, some is going through the planer but the rest remain rough sawn.
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#naturaledgetimber #liveedgewood #liveedgeshelf #waneyedgedtimber #waneyedgetable #breakfastbar #woodencoffeetable #oak #ash #wideboards #nativehardwoods #growninbritain #unique #rusticfurniture #whatwillyoumake #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
Here's a whopping big board of oak and two similar sized slices of richly patterned ash. They're all approx 45-55cm wide x 3cm thick. The ash are both around 3m long and the oak is about 4.5m.
All in all these could be some tasty table tops!
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#homegrown #oak #ash #wideboards #tabletop #liveedgewood #waneyedgetable #naturaledgetimber #rustictable #whatwillyoumake #breakfastbar #woodencoffeetable
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
Good morning folks, it looks like we are in for a beautiful autumn day 🌄🍁

Today I'm very excited to have had a top up of these lovely hand made light pulls (also suitable for blinds and curtains) which are also looking stunning in the sunshine. With some it feels like I'm holding a little work of art 😍
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
Anyone with a building project on the go will be relieved to learn we have a whole truck load of 3x2 and 4x2 construction timber that arrived yesterday evening. We've only just finished unloading it.

The 3x2 is £1.20/m, 4x2 is £1.50/m and it's mostly rough sawn. We can trim to length if you want the wood to fit in your car, or for larger sizes we can also deliver.
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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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