Wood Collection

Recycle your waste wood by using our wood waste collection services and save 40% or more on skip charges. Oxford Wood Recycling’s waste collection services are available to businesses and homes across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.


At our Oxford Wood Recycling workshops we have developed a fabulous range of reclaimed wood furniture. Handmade and crafted from our own reclaimed wood, this solid wood furniture collection has a distinctive modern rustic feel ideal for both outdoor or indoor living.

Wood Shop

Our prices for reclaimed wood are always much more economical than the equivalent in large DIY stores. Our customers say they’ve discovered a “little gem” on their doorstep. You have too! We’re always stocked with good quality soft and hard wood reclaimed timber in many sizes.

Who We Are

Oxford Wood Recycling was established in 2005 to address the sustainability issues surrounding wood waste management in the UK whilst providing employment opportunities for people facing disadvantages to re-enter the workplace.

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: Employment and Development Worker

A Full-Time  Fixed-Term Post (6 Months) with the possibility of extension.                                                                                                            Salary £25,000  November 2018 Start. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) works with some of...

A Free 1 hour woodwork lesson at Oxford Wood

Whether you've never picked up a saw before or you would like to practice your mortice and tenon joint, then our 1 hour taster lesson this Saturday 13th October at 4, Suffolk Way, Abingdon OX14 5JX is for you.  Led by OWR's Joiner, Rob you will quickly gain in...

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 2 photos.3 days ago
Some of the 1000 specimen drawers we picked up back in the summer have been knocked apart this morning to yield a tidy pile of 9mm and 12mm thick birch ply sheets, ideal as artists boards as well as a host of other applications. They're all approx 58 cm square and cost £3 each.

Peer into the background and you'll spot a load of insulation boards too, perfect for winter-proofing your workshop or garage roof ahead of the coming chilly season. These polystyrene panels measure 1200 x 600 x 50mm and will cost you £5 each.
#plywood #localhistory #artists #craftsupplies #homeworkshop #keepwarmthiswinter #insulation #wastenotwantnot
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.4 days ago
Here's a handy #pine #table with one slightly wonky leg. It comes pre-scuffed with a few splashes of paint, so great for a child's play area or three basis of a mud kitchen. Size as shown in the photos, for £15 please.
#mudkitchen #outdoorplay #paintedpine #wood #upcycling #shabbychic #furniture
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.4 days ago
Good morning folks! We're off to an early start with #reuse today. First up are a pack of #plywood packing case panels, all approx 1.3 x 1.1m, some slightly damp, for £6 to £8 each.
Second pic shows roughly 8.5m² (65m) of new unused T&G #flooring off-cuts (all at least 1.8m) going for £1.50/m.
Then lastly a bit of a caption competition for you... Something along the lines of the horns of Horus? Or certainly there is a big spanner!
#lovewood #reclaimedtimber #wood #diy #getexcitedandmakethings #socialenterprise #abingdon #oxford #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.4 days ago
There was a new face in the Wood Shop this afternoon... keeping an eye on me as I've been pricing up all of the #hardwood that came in yesterday, including one monster #oak beam that is 8" square and about 2.4m long!
#reclaimedwood #whiskey #barrels #mantlepiece #homedecor #sayitwithwood #create #furniture
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
60+ short pieces of 3x2 are this afternoon's gift from our #woodwaste #collection teams, all at least 1.2m long they could be just the thing for making up a small garden planter or garden bench, or maybe a work bench top or coffee table. No doubt you'll think of lots of other possibilities... Usually £1/m, but you can have these shorter bits for £1 each.
#reuse #reclaimedtimber #wood #create #diy #homeimprovement #socialenterprise #abingdon
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 4 photos.5 days ago
Hot off the van this afternoon we have a huge haul of #reclaimed #hardwood! There are some huge baulks of #oak, lots of little strips of #idigbo, many lengths of usable #utile as well as #elm, #yew, #ash, #maple, #iroko, #walnut, #beech and much more besides.
Please call in to see what we've got as there's lots to sort through.
#woodworking #crafts #carving #woodturning #shelves #reclaimedtimber #diy #socialenterprise

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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