Our Heritage
1940

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

2012a

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

2012b

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

2017

Ward invests close to £1 million in environmental improvements at its recycling facility in Chesterfield for employees and the
local community.

2018

Ward opens a dedicated deep sea export dock facility at
Associated British Ports (ABP) in Immingham to further expand it’s metal export
business.

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