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Latest News


Autumn Update

Autumn Update

Open During Lockdown It’s amazing how we have become used to social distancing and enhanced hygiene at work. Human beings are very adaptable. However, it has also been noticeable just how much of a psychological toll the pandemic is having on our community. At OWR we...

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...

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.
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Oxford Wood Recycling11 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/
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Oxford Wood Recycling14 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
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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

Previous News


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...

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A Big Step In The Right Directon

A Big Step In The Right Directon

In today’s world, sustainability is fast becoming a major point of consideration for consumers when making a purchase. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR), are a busy social enterprise who are doing all they can to lessen the impact on our environment and give back to the...

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We are excited to announce our staged re-opening plan!

We are excited to announce our staged re-opening plan!

As part of our staged re-opening plan, we are now taking email orders for used scaffold boards which will be available for collection from the wood shop from Monday, 25 May. This is stage 4 of our re-opening. This will be via pre-payment or payment at the gate. Please...

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Help us stay afloat during the COVID-19 closure

Help us stay afloat during the COVID-19 closure

As a social enterprise, 94% of our income comes from trading. We have temporarily lost this entirely due to the COVID-19 emergency. Now more than ever, we rely on our long-standing customers and supporters to be able to stay afloat during this crisis. Please help us...

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We are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency

We are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency

Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily close Oxford Wood Recycling due to the ongoing coronavirus emergency to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. We are in the process of contacting all customers with outstanding collections, orders and deliveries. Will...

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Lead Carpenter required

Lead Carpenter required

Lead Carpenter. Full Time. Permanent. An exciting opportunity to work for a popular values- led social enterprise and charity producing quality products from reclaimed timber. We are interested in hearing from experienced and skilled carpenters who can layout and...

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Wanted: A Marketer.(Closed for applications)

Wanted: A Marketer.(Closed for applications)

We're looking for an experienced Marketer to work 2 days per week at Oxford Wood Recycling. If you have the skills and would like to work for a values driven organisation seeking to change the world through reclaiming materials and transforming people's lives through...

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WOOD CHOP SALE!

WOOD CHOP SALE!

To celebrate the passing of 2019 and looking forwards to the New Year we're having a bit of a clear-out on Saturday 28th December. So why not take the opportunity to kick-start that new project by buying some discounted reclaim or a nice piece of Live edge hardwood?...

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Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019 These are exciting times at OWR. We are collecting more wood waste than ever before; selling more reclaimed wood, and working with more volunteers and partner organisations than ever. Our success is directly related to you,...

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Play the Sustainable Development Game at OWR

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...

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