Commercial Wood Waste Collection in Oxford

Using a loose wood collection is significantly more cost effective than a skip, usually saving 40% or more. We collect off-cuts, plywood, chipboard, demolition wood, pallets and crates – We’re also proud members of the Community Wood Recycling network, who manage the National Builders Scheme for wood waste. If in doubt please call today.

Business and construction industry Wood Waste Collections

Our collections are a valuable contributor towards the Considerate Constructors and BREEAM Energy Efficiency goals. The construction industry presently sends 60% of its waste wood to landfill, increasing CO2 and (more harmful) methane emissions. We’re here to help reduce this.

Our prompt, professional and competitive collection service is available to all businesses across Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. Waste wood is collected via a loose collection and stacked intelligently by our operatives on to 12 yd³ caged vehicles, minimising voids to maximise the volume removed.

We reuse or recycle ALL the wood we collect. Wood for recycling is taken directly to a wood chipping facility and onwards for use in panel board manufacture, or to a materials recycling facility where it is passed onwards for chipping and eventual use for biomass energy production. Materials reclaimed by us for re-use is cleaned up by volunteers for re-sale. Working with volunteers and re-selling wood for DIY helps us to fulfil our charitable, environmental and social aims. Reusing wood locks up carbon for longer and reduces the demand for virgin wood, imports, shipping and transport. Over 50% of all activities at Oxford Wood Recycling are carried out by people who face or who have faced considerable disadvantages in gaining employment.

Due to restrictions to our Waste management licence and a lack of storage facility we are unable to accept deliveries at our premises.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper than a skip?

We’re significantly more economical than skips. Plus we pack much more in than throwing wood into a skip. Our vans are 12 yd3; the wood is stacked intelligently to minimise voids to maximise volume removed. We’ve well trained, helpful staff with all the appropriate PPE and training.

What happens to the waste?

Approximately 75% of our waste is sent for chipping, for which we pay a gate fee. This material will largely be used to fuel wood or waste fired power stations. What we don’t send for chipping we recover, clean up and offer for sale at our warehouse in Abingdon. We are registered with the Environment Agency and hold a Waste Carriers Licence.

We supply a waste audit with every invoice.

Do you take wood with nails?

We take all woody materials, with nails or painted. This includes plywood, sterling board and MDF.

Do you collect from near me?

We cover all of Oxfordshire, most of West Berkshire, Basingstoke, West Swindon and Aylesbury. We also work as part of a network of wood recyclers covering the whole of the UK and co-ordinated through NCWRP in Brighton.

How much notice do you need?

We would normally collect within 48 hours, but often same day or next day.

What’s different from ordering a skip?

We provide a timely loose collection of wood-based waste from a demarcated area (e.g. Heras fenced or a yard).

Isn’t that messy? My Site Managers hate a mess.

We collect as often as you need, just like a skip lorry – although our trucks are smaller and you won’t need a skip licence for the street.

Do you only collect from building sites?

We do collect from construction sites, but also from general businesses and from domestic addresses too.

What our customer’s have to say

“It’s very good. 100% behind it and so is the company ”

Site Manager at Westgate Shopping Centre
Laing O’Rourke

“Very happy with the service your guys are providing”

Jenny Mortimore
Site Manager at Abingdon & Witney College
Leadbitter Group

“They were superb – would use again”

Ian Gordon
Site Manager
Dawnus Construction Ltd

“Well stacked, very happy with the loading”

Mark Gulliver
Site Manager
Leadbitter Group

“Very happy with the service. Only one day the lads got stuck in traffic the other side of Witney. They called and said they’d struggle to get here that day and could they come tomorrow….which was fine….and they did. Very impressed”

Graham Littlejohn
Site Manager
Keir Construction

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