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 – Relief Wood Recycler (Driver and wood collector).

Job Vacancy Relief Wood Recycler (Driver and wood collector).  Part Time – Variable Hours. We are keen to meet you if you want to change the world! ….. and if you are a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working outside, have a clean driving licence and 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 Recycling1 week ago
A stunning 2" thick ash crotch has arrived in store this morning, which today is very busy with browsers admiring all our goodies. Notable treats are a stack of discounted reclaimed scaffold board (limited to the pile pictured but only £2/m!), plenty of flower boxes to help get your allotment shed in order, and lots of clean ply sheets and off-cuts, palletwood, 3x2, Euro lite pallets and cable drums for other inspiration.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
You asked, we provide. Learn how to finish your projects with natural to weathered and aged looks and with painted finishes. The workshops are limited to 6 people so click here for more information and how you can sign up!
https://www.oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk/owr-saturday-makers-workshops-summer-19/
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
Don't forget we are open tonight!
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
As promised we've had a lovely load of plywood arrive this afternoon, some spruce shuttering grade, some birch ply and some thinner hardwood sheets.
Sheets have been a bit thin on the ground lately, so we're delighted to find them, but they probably won't sit around for long.
Just as well we are open until 8:00 today - Thursday is late night opening - giving you extra time to catch them while you can.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
We're expecting a load of ply later today, but in the meantime there's another batch of hardwoods to show off, including 4 sanded boards and one 2" oak slab.
Prices are yet to be applied at this time, but they should be done by lunchtime.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
I don't know about you, but I've had my home 🔥 burning on many evenings over the last few weeks. For anyone else in the same boat we still have plenty of kiln dried logs and reclaimed wood kindling in stock, plus a dozen or so sacks of softwood firewood off-cuts (at the time of writing).
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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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