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
We’re very excited to host our very first evening event at OWR in Abingdon on February 19th at 5pm - bringing you a fun and interesting take on how small organisations and even individuals can contribute to achieving great and global goods. Learn about the United...
Invitation to Oxford Wood Recycling Customer survey – Can you help? At Oxford Wood Recycling Now, as we’re nearing the end of another year, we’d really like to know from you, our customers, if we’re succeeding or not. We’d like to know what we could do to improve our...
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.”