Wood Collection

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

Support Us

A single donation or becoming a monthly supporter can have a huge impact at OWR.

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.

About Oxford Wood Recycling


An award-winning Social Enterprise and Charity, Oxford Wood Recycling:

  • Offers commercial and domestic wood waste collections around Oxfordshire, saving wood from landfill by recycling and reclaiming wood for reuse.
  • Empowers our community to support their environment by purchasing reclaimed and locally sourced timber and manufactured items from The Woodshop in Abingdon.
  • Transforms lives by supporting people excluded from working to move towards and into employment.

Sounds good? Find out more or get in touch,  info@owr.org.uk.

Tonnes collected in 2020

Tonnes deferred CO2 emissions

Volunteering hours completed

What’s New?


Introducing our new bit of kit

Introducing our new bit of kit

Like many during the lockdown, we saw the opportunity to get creative and put our handy work to good use. The workshop here at our base in Abingdon has been getting some attention across the past few months and whilst it is still under construction, we’ve got an...

An interview with Lead Carpenter, Chris Boreham

An interview with Lead Carpenter, Chris Boreham

It's a pleasure to introduce Chris Boreham, our lead carpenter here at Oxford Wood Recycling. We asked him a few questions about his role and what it is like working here. Q: How are you finding your new job as lead carpenter at OWR? A: So far, so good. No woodwork...

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 Recycling13 hours ago
... but we need your help!
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We've had reports of a computer glitch in the Support Us page on the website - thank you to all who let us know 👍 - so just wanted to say that it's all fixed now.

The original post is repeated below in case you missed it.

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Every pound adds up – Monthly Giving helps to support our essential work in protecting our environment through reducing landfill, encouraging Makers and DIYers to reuse wood, and year long support for individuals at a disadvantage to gain employment.

There’s no minimum term – you can cancel at any time.

At OWR we’re not standing still – we have big plans for 2021 including a training facility, a summer exhibition and re-instating the Repair Café.

Get started supporting us below – it’s quick and easy to set up.

We collect these via monthly Direct Debit, so you are fully protected with the Direct Debit guarantee.

If you wish to make a one off donation please visit our supporter web page

https://www.oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk/monthly-supporter/
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling15 hours ago
I've just done a quick whip around in the shop to show you some of the things we have got... zoom in to see prices/measurements in almost all of the photos.

You still can't call in to visit us 😞 but we're working hard to get back to all your phone (01235861228) and email (info@owr.org.uk) enquiries and have teams on the road delivering every weekday.

Thank you for your patience, take care and stay safe 😷
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#firewood #kilndriedlogs #upcyclingopportunities #cabledrumtable #gardentrellis #oakworktops #reclaimedtimber #newunused #usedbutgood #raisedbeds #gardensleepers #deliveryonly #staysafe #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
We've dug up a pot of gold in our workshop and want to share our good fortune with our local customers. For the remainder of January our delivery charges are free for the following postcode areas: OX10, OX11, OX12, OX13 and OX14

We remain open for online and telephone enquiries for a 'delivery only' service.

Please see our web site for delivery charges further afield.
https://www.oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk/delivery/
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
... but we need your help

Every pound adds up – Monthly Giving helps to support our essential work in protecting our environment through reducing landfill, encouraging Makers and DIYers to reuse wood, and year long support for individuals at a disadvantage to gain employment.

There’s no minimum term – you can cancel at any time.

At OWR we’re not standing still – we have big plans for 2021 including a training facility, a summer exhibition and re-instating the Repair Café.

Get started supporting us below – it’s quick and easy to set up.

We collect these via monthly Direct Debit, so you are fully protected with the Direct Debit guarantee.

If you wish to make a one off donation please visit our supporter web page

https://www.oxfordwoodrecycling.org.uk/monthly-supporter/
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Buy a box - Hinged lid, but remove the lid and you get a perfect shallow planter, ready for planting out or germinating seeds. £10 each
150x40x20cm

Originally for storing core samples.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling7 days ago
A fine sight to be greeted with this morning, here are some (up to) 5.4m lengths of slighty damp 4x2 and a pile of (generally drier) 18mm ply sheets. The sheets are mostly full 8'x4' but all have a chamfer on one side.

4x2 is £1.50/m and the ply sheets are £12 - £16 each.

To order please call 01235861228 (option 2) or email info@owr.org.uk

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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