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Our Heritage
2020

We had a busy year! 

2019

Award WinsWard triumphs as winners of the Midlands & Central Family Business of the Year 2019, hot on the heels of double award wins at Midlands Family Business of the Year 2018, Business Masters Awards and the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019.

2018

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

2018

Ward signs a five year lease on its fourth site in Ilkeston. The 10,000 sq ft warehouse becomes a home to latest initiative from the business – WARDRobe, a new textile recycling service.

2018

Ward, opens its third Ilkeston site at a former leisure centre, following a £1million refurbishment. Ward invested in a complete renovation of the site to create new offices and communal areas for more than 60 staff and space for future expansion.

2017

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

2016

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

2015b

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

2015a

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

2014

Ward Recycling’s first International demolition partnership project successfully completed.

2013

Ward Recycling achieved Investors in People (IIP).

2012b

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

2012a

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

2011

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

2008

ISO14001 (Environmental) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling.

2006

Ward Recycling first international export of metals from the UK.

2005

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

2004

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

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.

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.

2001

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

2000

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

1999

Donald Ward Limited rebranded as 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.

1990

BS5750 (Now ISO9001) quality accreditation awarded to Ward Recycling.

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.

1976

Company incorporated as Donald Ward Limited.

1940

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

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