Company founded by Donald Ward at Woodville near Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, specialising in the recycling of ferrous metals
Company incorporated as Donald Ward Limited
The Company invests in the acquisition of a Henschel SV550E 500 tonne Scrap Shear. Installed at The Company’s Woodville Site. The Companies first investment in large scale processing equipment
BS5750 (Now ISO9001) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling
Major investment in Health and Safety Welfare begins. The beginning of a huge investment that is ongoing in people, provisions, controls and facilities in order to promote competence in Health and Safety Welfare.
Donald Ward Limited rebranded as Ward Recycling
New shearing equipment installed at the Swadlincote site significantly increasing the companies metal processing capabilities
Ward Recycling purchase the first compaction vehicle offering a new cost efficient wheelie bin services to the Derbyshire areas
Ward Recycling purchases a £5m a 10 acre site at Ilkeston in Derbyshire - the start of a £5m programme of investment in this new facility
The Company invests in the upgrading End of Life Vehicle processing facilities. Installation of dedicated ELV Workshops at both The Company’s Ilkeston and Woodville Sites.
Redox MRF waste recycling plant opens at Ilkeston and additional Mobile Lefort Shear acquired
Ward Recycling elected as associate members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors
Ward Recycling first international export of metals from the UK
ISO14001 (Environmental) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling
Second Ilkeston site purchased to further process all residues for the recycling facilities
State of the art ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue) plant opened at the new Ilkeston site
Ward Recycling - Ranked 5th in Sunday Times 2012 International Track 200
Ward Recycling achieved Investors in People (IIP)
Ward Recycling's first International demolition partnership project successfully completed
A fourth site in Chesterfield purchased to enhance the services offered in the Derbyshire area
1000T Mobile Lefort shear delivered offering shearing services throughout the UK
New shearing equipment installed at the Chesterfield site significantly increasing the companies metal processing capabilities
Ward invests close to £1 million in environmental improvements at its recycling facility in Chesterfield for employees and the local community.
Ward opens a dedicated deep sea export dock facility at Associated British Ports (ABP) in Immingham to further expand it’s metal export business.