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?


Play the Sustainable Development Game at OWR

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...

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 5 photos.19 hours ago
Anyone for an oak framed coffee table? As this one has just come in!
Sadly the top is only oak veneer, but it's been well maintained and is in a tidy condition, whilst it's legs are the real deal and could easily be removed if you wanted to make your own top.
Size is shown in the accompanying pictures, and we are offering it for £30.
Apparently it was made in Belgium...
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#coffeetable #savedfromwaste #oakframe #madeinbelgium
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.22 hours ago
As you might have heard there is SNOW 🌨️ forecast for the weekend, so you'll be glad to hear that we've managed to bag up some softwood off-cuts, and there is also plenty of kiln dried beech and kindling. So make sure to stock up soon, as we've already sold lots of logs today and the temperature is plummeting as I type!
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#firewood #logs #offcuts #kindling #keepwarmthiswinter #snowonthehorizon #logstove #woodburningstove #brrrr #oxford #abingdon #socialenterprise
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 6 photos.24 hours ago
Hopefully you aren't all completely bored with our posts about hardwood boards, as I've another varied selection to show you this morning. There's some more yew that has been planed and/or sanded, a few wide boards of oak, and a couple of ash chunks with attractive natural edges.
That's all we are expecting to arrive this week, but as it has been flying out over the past few days I'm sure there will be more arriving in the not too distant future.
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#naturaledge #liveedge #growninbritain #nativehardwoods #liveedgeshelf #liveedgefurniture #rusticfurniture #rusticshelves #coffeetable #halltable #hardwood #naturalbeauty #unique #iwantoneofthose #doityourself #createsomethingspecial #makesomethingmagical #resinproject #wood #woodencuttingboard #woodshop #hardwoodtimbersupplies #breakfastbar #mantlepiece #supportbritishforestry
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.2 days ago
If you missed out on last weeks stash of yew boards, then now's the time to make a beeline for our store, since another eye catching selection came in this morning!
There are also some rather interesting chunks of oak here for your viewing pleasure, that would be perfect for anyone wishing to use resin in their next coffee table or hall table, and plenty of smaller off-cuts for chopping boards, woodturning and smaller craft projects.
Want to see more of the hardwoods we stock? Then you'd best pop in to visit 🙂
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Stable doors are scarcer than hens teeth here in the wood shop, yet we have one here that even comes with 4 keys! It's approx 1960 x 760 x 45mm with a single glazed window at the top and a covered up catflap at the bottom, for £75 please.
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#reclaimeddoors #stabledoor #likehensteeth #comeswithkey #reducereuserecycle #savedfromwaste #oxford #abingdon #socialenterprise #solidwood
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 6 photos.2 days ago
It looks like we are about to take delivery of about 12 closeboard fence panels, which are underneath 60 odd lengths of 4+m long 3x2 and 4x1. So hopefully there is someone reading this who's on the lookout for a new fence. Depending on the quality we usually ask for £15 to £18 per panel (at 10' long x 5½' tall) but if you take the lot they'll certainly be cheaper.
Call in to view or give us a bell on 01235861228 if you'd prefer to buy by phone.
Local delivery is available for a scale of fees. Send us your post code for a quote.
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#reclaimedtimber #fencebuilding #fencepanels #fencing #closeboard #usedbutgood #whybuynew #reclaimedwood #socialenterprise #savedfromchipping #savedfromwaste #reducereuserecycle #gardens #oxford #abingdon

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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