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Henry Orchard and Sons is Cornwall's leading independent scrap processing merchant and is based at Methrose Works in St Austell.
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How to scrap an aeroplane in 2 days!


We were asked to help scrap a DC-10 aeroplane, which used to belong to the Dutch Air Force.

The plane, which made its last flight into Newquay Airport, had been decommissioned following its service.

Before we went on site, all parts that could be reused were removed and sent away for processing.

With the help of DRS Demolition we took just a day and half to dismantle the plane, load on to our trucks and leave a clear site.


Our Environmental Commitment

Henry Orchard and Sons is commited to meeting environmental standards within the metal reclamation industry, and this commitment drives every area of our business. The company continues to advance methods in which scrap metal and other waste products can be re-used and recycled. This minimises waste products going to landfill and lessens the impact on the environment.

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DNV Management System Certification