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Ward
1946

Company founded by Donald Ward at Woodville near Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, specialising in the recycling of ferrous metals

1976

Company incorporated as Donald Ward Limited

1981

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

1990

BS5750 (Now ISO9001) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling

1993

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.

1999

Donald Ward Limited rebranded as Ward Recycling

2000

New shearing equipment installed at the Swadlincote site significantly increasing the companies metal processing capabilities

2001

Ward Recycling purchase the first compaction vehicle offering a new cost efficient wheelie bin services to the Derbyshire areas

2002

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

2003

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.

2004

Redox MRF waste recycling plant opens at Ilkeston and additional Mobile Lefort Shear acquired

2005

Ward Recycling elected as associate members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors

2006

Ward Recycling first international export of metals from the UK

2008

ISO14001 (Environmental) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling

2011

Second Ilkeston site purchased to further process all residues for the recycling facilities

2012

State of the art ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue) plant opened at the new Ilkeston site

2012

Ward Recycling - Ranked 5th in Sunday Times 2012 International Track 200

2013

Ward Recycling achieved Investors in People (IIP)

2014

Ward Recycling's first International demolition partnership project successfully completed

2015a

A fourth site in Chesterfield purchased to enhance the services offered in the Derbyshire area

2015b

1000T Mobile Lefort shear delivered offering shearing services throughout the UK

2016

New shearing equipment installed at the Chesterfield site significantly increasing the companies metal processing capabilities

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