Wood Collection

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

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

Online Wood Shop

We have developed a fabulous range of reclaimed wood furniture that can be purchased online.

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.

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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 Recycling1 day ago
This one promises to be an eclectic post!

First up, a pile of stylish, enchanted silver birch poles. They were first used during a London fashion show, then had a second life recreating Narnia at the Oxford Story Museum and now await your inspiration for £3 each.

Also aboard are some gorgeous lengths of pitch pine panelling, all 1.8m strips for £2.50/m (£23.75/m²).

A boardroom table is not our usual fare. £50 ono as we're keen to clear it.
Just 3 beech bar stools, £20 each.

There are also two large but cupped beech desktop/worktops, lots of beech strips from dismantled furniture, some large bits of bamboo, a glazed hardwood door and lots of other treasures!

Call in to see more or email info@owr.org.uk to order.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 day ago
Formerly packing cases delivered to the Ashmolean museum, we now have a pile of assorted ply and timber panels that could have multiple uses.

The case bases would make a decent shed or playhouse foundation, whilst the panels look like ready made walls for your garden bar or allotment compost bins.

Delivery is available on all items pictured, but most of them cannot be cut to size.

Pop in to see if they float your boat or email info@owr.org.uk to order from home, and please make sure to include a phone number so we can contact you.
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
We recently had a top up of Euro Pallets, sizes are 1200mm x 800mm, we have roughly 100x in stock @ £5.00 each

You can purchase in store or email info@owr.org.uk (including your phone number) to order.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
(NOW SOLD) We have this lovely trestle table available in the shop, perfect for picnics in the garden! Dimensions are 245 x 89.5 x 72. Price is £75!

You can purchase in store or email info@owr.org.uk (including your phone number) to order.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
After a sun soaked shopping trip this morning we've got new stock of some fantastic hardwood slabs, including book-matched sets of yew and cedar of Lebanon, and fantastic wide boards of rippled ash, London plane and walnut.
Plus sycamore, elm, field maple and spalted birch have also been added to the stock this week.

Yesterday we also topped up the boxes of hardwood off-cuts, so from bench slats and stripy chopping boards to furniture repairs and carving blocks, we've got a great range of smaller pieces in a variety of species.

All the planks in this post are now available to view in store, or you can enquire about stock and sizes from your sofa by emailing info@owr.org.uk
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Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
Ooooo look 👀 we've just been given these picket fence and trellis panels.

Both 1.8 x 0.6m, there are 5 bits of picket fence for £10 each, and 4 bits of trellis for £5 each.

Purchase in store or email info@owr.org.uk (including your phone number) to order.
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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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