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?

Marketing Apprenticeship

We're delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our award winning social enterprise based in Abingdon; leading the way in promoting the re-use of waste wood and supporting people at a disadvantage with work experience and employment opportunities. The...

OWR nominated for Green Award!

We’re really pleased to have been nominated for an award at this year’s Jack’s Brick Awards, the awards for trades in the Jack FM area. We have been short-listed for the Clean and Green Award, which is especially gratifying as we have been dedicated to helping...

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.1 day ago
It feels as though this week has been all about #hardwood, with another selection of #naturaledge #nativehardwoods here making an appearance. Mostly 80-120cm long x 12-20cm wide this mix of #ash and #maple strips could become the basis of a #coatrack, some #liveedgefurniture, a #rivertable, eye catching #shelves or something more inventive.
Whatever you decide to make, remember to show us how it went - your images may well inspire others to follow in your footsteps!
#resin #reclaimedwood #growninbritain #liveedge #inspiring #wood #abingdon #sayitwithwood
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 4 photos.2 days ago
With so much 'new' #wood having come in this month, it's a real treat to also be #reclaiming proper golden oldies, such as these beautiful, slow grown #6x2 #joists from a large warehouse complex being demolished in #newbury . Not centuries old, but still from an era where tight grained #timber was the norm in construction, these 'planed-all-round' (PAR) dry graded #beams have already been used by us to create a #stunning #tabletop, whilst others are on their way to become the floor and roof of a #garden #workshop.
We have well over 200m available today in store, with more expected in the coming months. Just £2.50/m we have bits up to 4.4m long in stock, and are happy to trim to size for our usual charges.
#goodwithwood #reducereuserecycle #wastecollectors #wastenotwantnot #tables #furniture #socialenterprise #diy #abingdon #oxford
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.4 days ago
There have been lots of new #hardwood off-cuts come into stock this week, including some very interesting shapes of #naturaledge #nativehardwoods, many of which have been planed to show off their lovely grain. For #rusticfurniture or #liveedge #shelves, #tables, coat racks, crafty items or making a #mantlepiece, our wide range of #growninbritain #timber is sure to hit the spot.
There are too many choices to list all that we have available, so please call in to see what's in stock. Or else give us a call on 01235861228 and we'll do our best to help.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.4 days ago
Welcome customers, new and old, to the #oxfordwoodrecycling Wood Shop, where we have a wealth of #reclaimed #wood, #furniture, #naturaledge #nativehardwoods, items with #localhistory, all sorts of inexpensive #building #timber and much more besides!
Every day is an #adventure here since we never know for sure what new wood will arrive - the one thing you can rely on is lots of variety and lovely low prices.
So whatever your project, be it a #workshop, #upcycled creation, garden furniture, #shelving and more, our #awardwinning #socialenterprise is sure to have #inspiring items to meet your needs!
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
Level 3 Apprenticeship: Marketing Administration; we're still seeking a special person to join our award winning social enterprise based in Abingdon; leading the way in promoting the re-use of waste wood and supporting people at a disadvantage with work experience and employment opportunities.

The position is slightly unusual in that we are looking for someone with an interest in, and a flair for marketing, including social media marketing, together with strong skills in business administration. The combination of skills and interests are geared to a marketing approach founded on customer relationship management. You will join the busy administration team, supporting a rapidly growing business providing general business admin support together with building expertise in and responsibility for digital and social media marketing for the company.
For full details and application details get in touch or please visit the Abingdon and Witney College advert or find the position at the national scheme findanapprenticeship
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.1 week ago
Hankering after a #hardwood #worktop? Then one of these large #slabs of kiln dried #liveedge English #ash may be just the ticket! New in stock this week they are all approx 27mm thick and over 3m long! Individually marked with stunning olive ash grain, we have 4 boards available.
As always, local delivery is available, plus we can cut, sand and oil wood (to order) for an additional fee. If you are on the lookout for hardwood off-cuts, we are due for a top up next week.
#growninbritain #naturaledge #nativehardwoods #lovewood #sustainablysourced #furniture #bookshelf #kitchenworktop

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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