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 Recycling1 day ago
We're more than just racks of timber (though they do look tempting too!), around the shop are products ready to go such as these shelves and gift tags. All made from reclaimed timber by the team in the woodshop.

Pop in and see what treasures you might pick up.

#reclaimedtimber #handmade #goodwithwood #crafted
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
We've got new hardwoods in da house 🤘 featuring English walnut, yew, London plane, sycamore, quilted ash and ripple ash, brown oak, quarter sawn oak and a little bit of lime.

Visit us to view 👀 and for all other enquires please email 📧 info@owr.org.uk
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#hardwoodplanks #liveedgewood #liveedgeslab #waneyedgetimber #naturaledgetimber #naturalbeauty #welovewood #rustichomedecor #visitus #nativetimber #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Did you know that we are more relaxed and less stressed when surrounded by materials from the natural world, like wood.

Our woodshop is bristling with timber in all forms, so why not come and destress with us?

#mentalhealthweek #naturalelements #sustainability
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Ever optimistic for the future when we can meet in person once again, this boardroom table is big enough to ensure socially distanced meetings can happen!

Not our usual fare, so priced to go! £50.
#boardtable #meetings #board #reuse
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
This one promises to be an eclectic post!

First up, a pile of stylish, enchanted silver birch poles. They were first used during a London fashion show, then had a second life recreating Narnia at the Oxford Story Museum and now await your inspiration for £3 each.

Also aboard are some gorgeous lengths of pitch pine panelling, all 1.8m strips for £2.50/m (£23.75/m²).

A boardroom table is not our usual fare. £50 ono as we're keen to clear it.
Just 3 beech bar stools, £20 each.

There are also two large but cupped beech desktop/worktops, lots of beech strips from dismantled furniture, some large bits of bamboo, a glazed hardwood door and lots of other treasures!

Call in to see more or email info@owr.org.uk to order.
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#reclaimedwood
#localprovenance
#localstories #storymuseumoxford #aladdinscave #barstool #beechworktop #boardroomtable #bamboo #birchtree #treasuretrove #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
Formerly packing cases delivered to the Ashmolean museum, we now have a pile of assorted ply and timber panels that could have multiple uses.

The case bases would make a decent shed or playhouse foundation, whilst the panels look like ready made walls for your garden bar or allotment compost bins.

Delivery is available on all items pictured, but most of them cannot be cut to size.

Pop in to see if they float your boat or email info@owr.org.uk to order from home, and please make sure to include a phone number so we can contact you.
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#woodpanels #plywood #reclaimedwood #shedbuilding #localprovenance #savedfromwaste #oxfordwoodrecycling #visitourshop #emailus

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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