Wood Collection

Recycle your waste wood by using our wood waste collection services and save 40% or more on skip charges.

Furniture

At our Oxford Wood Recycling workshops we have developed a fabulous range of reclaimed wood furniture.

Wood Shop

Our prices for reclaimed wood are always much more economical than the equivalent in large DIY stores.

Who We Are

Established to address sustainability issues in wood waste management and providing employment opportunities for people facing disadvantages.

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: Sales Executive

Sales Executive (Part time) A Part-Time (2 days) Fixed-Term Post (6 Months) with the possibility of extension. Salary £20,000 (pro rata) plus commission on sales. Flexible working available. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) is a locally well-known social enterprise...

Vacancy: Employment and Development Worker

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

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 3 photos.6 hours ago
It may be cold outside, but there's no reason not to stay toasty when you get home, and what better way to keep warm then with our locally sourced seasoned ash logs blended with kindling and bagged softwood off-cuts made from reclaimed waste timber?
Hardwood logs start from £5.95/10kgs (approx) whilst the bagged off-cuts cost just £10 for THREE sacks (approx 15kgs each). There are great deals to be had on kindling too, so stock up now ahead of the holiday period and save money into the bargain!

#firewood #locallysourced #reclaimedwood #buylocal #keepwarmthiswinter #fireplace #cosy #kindling #logs #reclaimedtimber #socialenterprise #nothinglikearealfire
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 7 photos.4 days ago
These pesky hardwoods just keep on coming! Today there are lots of 80mm thick x 200mm wide x 1500-3000mm long machined ash beams presented for your viewing pleasure. They all have a scattering of woodworm holes, but this can be easily treated and is probably not active anyway.
Variously priced from £75 to £165 per length, they all have individual patterns in the grain and bags of character, and can be trimmed to length if you need a smaller piece.
Currently there are 5 long ones available, with more (hopefully) coming soon!
#ash #hardwood #growninbritain #woodturning #woodworking #toogoodtoburn #mantlepiece #choppingboard #tablelegs #bandsawbox #wood
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.4 days ago
Wowzers!! That's a whopping great wheel!!! By far the biggest we've ever had in. It's 220cm in diameter, with a height of 106cm.
Take it away intact (or ask us to deliver) and we'd like £100, or we can dismantle it and each end will cost you £70.
Condition wise this is an excellent specimen, without any decayed wood or wobble.
What do you make of it?
#reclaimedwood #cabledrum #gardenfurniture #upcycling #itsabitofabeast #largerthanlife #wood #wecandeliver #amazing
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.5 days ago
All sorts of sizes are coming off of this load of keepy, mostly 3x2, 4x2 and 8x2. These are all free from nails and look completely unused - thank goodness we've been able to rescue then from being chipped and recycled!
#wastenotwantnot #wastecollectors #reclaimedwood #construction #diy #doityourself #allotment #wood #socialenterprise #oxford #abingdon
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.5 days ago
We start today with some slightly sanded boards of bookmatched yew, which are followed by a whole host of other hardwoods.
Pictures show oak, tree of heaven, ash and cherry, but in person is the only way to really appreciate this stunning selection.
Worried they might be gone before you can visit? Then call 01235861228 for a more detailed description of the one you like, and your can also buy by phone!
#naturalbeauty #naturaledge #nativehardwoods #liveedgefurniture #growninbritain #resin #bookmatch #yew #oak #ash #shelves #desktop #lovewood #sayitwithwood #homeimprovement #doityourself
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.5 days ago
We start today with some slightly sanded boards of bookmatched yew, which are followed by a whole host of other hardwoods.
Pictures show oak, tree of heaven, ash and cherry, but in person is the only way to really appreciate this stunning selection.
Worried they might be gone before you can visit? Then call 01235861228 for a more detailed description of the one you like, and your can also buy by phone!
#naturalbeauty #naturaledge #nativehardwoods #liveedgefurniture #growninbritain #resin #bookmatch #yew #oak #ash #shelves #desktop #lovewood #sayitwithwood #homeimprovement #doityourself

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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