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.
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Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019 These are exciting times at OWR. We are collecting more wood waste than ever before; selling more reclaimed wood, and working with more volunteers and partner organisations than ever. Our success is directly related to you,...
CLOSED A Part Time (20 hours) Fixed-Term Post (6 Months) with the possibility of extension. Salary £25,000 p.a Pro rata. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) works with some of the most disadvantaged members of our community who would love to work, but face barriers to doing...
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
“So helpful and patient, totally inspiring staff and materials.”
“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.”