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?


Job Vacancy: Woodshop Sales Person (Saturday)

Job Vacancy      Counter sales/ Customer Service (Part Time – Saturdays). We are keen to meet you if you share our values…..…...CARE for our environment….. RESPECT for people’s journey towards working…...LOVE of all things wood. We’d like you to join us to work if you...

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 Recycling2 days ago
We are hosting the next Oxfordshire repair café at OWR so if you have any broken mechanical items or a broken bike bring it down and these skilled individuals may just be able to fix it for you.
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Late night donation!

An unexpected treat this evening - we've just been given a big pile of V-notch T&G cladding, which looks like it's mostly new unused.
Approx 85mm wide x 12mm thick there's probably around 15m² available, for £1/m (£11/m²).

Want to make sure it's yours? Then call 01235861228 (option 2) without delay!
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#savedfromwaste #cladding #newunused #whybuynew #latenightopening #oxfordwoodrecycling #abingdon #oxford
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Some see a fish. What do yew think?

Whatever the answer, we'll be here until 8:00 this evening to help you find the best bits of wood to suit your needs as it's Thursday late night opening.
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#facesinplaces #yew #lovewood #workshoplife #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
The old school theme continues this afternoon with some beech ply stacking chairs.
On a different topic we've had two huge kitchen worktops, the first in many months, and 10 oak whiskey barrels have also be brought into stock from storage.
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#oldschool #chairs #stackingchairs #kitchenworktop #whiskeybarrel #steepedinhistory #retrostyle #reclaimedwood #savedfromwaste #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Old skool or old school, these beautiful wooden gym benches have already brought a nostalgic feel to the Wood Shop.
Collected from a local school they are both 11ft long and £60 each.
Sure to be snapped up soon, so call 01235861228 if you'd like one to be yours!

Only one remaining!
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#nostalgicfeeling #oldschool #oldskool #gymbench #localprovenance #localhistory #abingdon #aladdinscave
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
Midweek miscellany!!

There have been all sorts of oddments turning up in the past week, too many for me to keep up with writing individual posts about, so here's a little photo album to remind you of our range.

New furniture is constantly emerging from the workshop, whilst our collection teams continually bring back surprising treasures, and we also often get donations from your lovely people such as some bits of bamboo worktop that have arrived while I've been typing.

Call in to see more - it's an ever changing adventure!
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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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