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 Recycling1 day ago
We're giving a big shout out to volunteer Paul this afternoon, who has been doing a great job over the last two days to organise our lay-flat timber racking.
As the upright racks are full to overflowing we use this space for <2.4m lengths - without this space for short stuff we'd have to throw a lot more wood away!

The number on the end is the length in meters, rounded down the the nearest 10cm.

Thanks Paul ☺️
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
There have been a few customers in recently hankering after a hardwood chopping board, so we're very pleased to have 15 beautiful new specimens in stock this morning. They're made from a mix of kiln dried ash and oak, and priced between £28 and £35.

Also newly arrived is a top up of the ever popular tree ring slices, which today feature some stunning spalted examples. Prices go from 50p to £4 and up to 6" diameter.
Anyone desiring a larger disc should contact us next week, as I'm advised there will be slices available up to 16" diameter.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Today we are piled high with EURO pallets, there are two new cable drums to tempt you with, and just three of those big pine storage cabinets are still remaining.
The pallets cost £4 each and are great for garden (or indoor) furniture. Cable drums are £35 each and great for garden (or indoor) tables. Storage cabinets are from £65 and could suit a whole host of locations.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
For those in the know, these three pallet collars will be a welcome sight - please call 01235861228 to register your delight!
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Another trolley load of hardwood off-cuts has hove into view this morning, along with a 3.75m long x 43cm wide slab of 5cm thick ash, ideal for a beefy bar top.

Some of the off-cuts have got lovely olive heart patterns complementing the bold grain of ash, ideal for making items such as table runners or chopping boards.

For bigger beams remember we can also deliver items up to 30 miles from the shop, so you needn't worry about breaking your roof bars lugging long lengths home with you.

Please visit our store if you'd like to see more 😊
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
Here's another marvellous miscellany of woody treasures, respectively timber board shelves, a van load of 3x2cls mixed with 12mm ply sheets, over 6m² of T&G cladding and a clutch of staircase spindles.

These are just a snapshot of the day's arrivals, so whatever you need we're bound to have something that'll be suitable.
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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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