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Latest News


Joining the Refill Revolution

Joining the Refill Revolution

On the 16th August we took our first steps into a new product range, SESI Refills. Fitting in nicely with our sustainability aims and principles, SESI refills are Oxfordshire made and distributed, are a closed loop solution (the containers they are delivered in are...

Kickstarting our Kickstart Programme

Kickstarting our Kickstart Programme

Announced in July 2020 as part of the Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create high quality 6-month job placements for young people aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment....

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 Recycling3 days ago
Piled high with palletwood!

Thanks to yesterday's fantastic team effort we now have four bays of the shop filled with freshly de-nailed pallet slats. Three racks of the circa 95mm (4"x1") width and one rack of the 120mm (5"x1") size.

4" x 1" costs £1.40/m
5" x 1" costs £1.60/m

As you can see most of the wood is 2.1-2.6m strips but a few at 4.2m have assembled in the middle. So if you've a palletwood project pending, now's the perfect time to visit.
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#piledhigh #palletwood #palletwoodcladding #reclaimedwood #teameffort #teamwork #socialenterprise #socialimpact #savedfromchipping #visitourshop #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
The first ever draw in the White Horse Community Lottery is THIS SATURDAY!

Get your tickets now and you could be in with a chance of scooping a cool £25,000, and support local good causes at the same time.

Tickets cost £1, so go on, be the first winner 🥳
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
This afternoon we've been exploring our team vision for the coming year.

What changes/developments would you love to see coming to our service over the next 9-12 months?
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#teamday #teamwork #teamvision #socialenterprise #socialimpact #planningforthefuture #telluswhatyouthink #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
So far the topic of our team day has been Total Pallet Destruction 💥🔨💪
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Just a quick reminder that we will be CLOSED all day tomorrow, the 15th September, for a team event.

We will be open as normal Thursday 16th September - 9:30 to 4:30.
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Previous News


A display fit for the finest cushions

A display fit for the finest cushions

Our friends at Derwent House in Witney asked us to make a display unit fit for their finest cushions. Built to their design specifics, this display unit made by our carpentry team was in place and filled with the softest cushions ready for the reopening of their doors...

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Kickstart Progamme

Kickstart Progamme

Giving young people a 'Kickstart' into long term, sustainable work Announced in July 2020 as part of the Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create high quality 6-month job placements for young people aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on...

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eScalate Grant funding

eScalate Grant funding

In the first half of last year we were fortunate enough to secure the support and grant funding from OSEP's eScalate programme, a three-year project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which runs until March 2022 to support Social...

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Reopening the doors (again!) – Monday 8th March

Reopening the doors (again!) – Monday 8th March

Following the recently announced lockdown easing roadmap, we have taken the decision to reopen our doors to the public once again from Monday 8th March 2021. Having taken the difficult decision to close to the public from 5th January 2021, we continued to carry out...

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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...

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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...

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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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