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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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Family Business Awards success

We are happy to announce our success at the recent Family Business Awards. We came runner-up for the South West, Thames Valley and South Wales region. Judged by a panel of established practitioners from family firms and experts within the advisory sector, we are chuffed to say the least. Family is at the heart of [...]

Henry Orchard: Spring Clean Quiz

It’s that time of year again. Spring is here! Along with less rain (hopefully!), less cold and less stress it may be time for less scrap metal. It’s the perfect occasion to get rid of some of the old bits and pieces gathering dust, or rust, around your business. Take our quiz and find out [...]

Businesses encouraged to help clean Cornwall

Henry Orchard, Managing Director of Henry Orchard and Sons believes that businesses can do their bit to reduce litter across the county by encouraging their employees to think about how their waste is disposed of.

Truro School Scrap Orchestra

We were really pleased to supply the Truro School Music department with some scrap metal for the pupils to turn into musical instruments. It was a great day and it’s amazing that one person’s rubbish can be turned into another person’s art or music. (Thanks to Ben Church for the photos). www.benchurchphotography.com

Crane Sailing for New Crinnis Beach Restaurant

It was meals of wheels with a twist at Crinnis Beach as two well-known St Austell businesses joined forces to move a new venture into place. Award-winning metal recycler, Henry Orchard and Sons, was on hand to help move Sam’s Cornwall’s latest restaurant into place at Carlyon Bay. The shipping container turned eating joint was [...]

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 [...]

1000 diggers buried underground – at what environmental cost?

By Sarah Coles - 6 June 2014 An explosion in the number of basement extensions in London has left a bizarre legacy: according to property experts there could be up to 1,000 JCBs buried underground. Apparently, after the diggers have finished excavating space for the underwater pool and cinema room, they are simply left underground. So [...]

Scrap Dealer Finds Faberge Egg

A metal recycler from St Austell has found what could be a Faberge Egg.   The battered looking object was spotted by a member of staff at Henry Orchard and Sons whilst hand sorting smaller items.   If the Egg is a Faberge it could be worth millions. “We thought that there was something special [...]

Well known St Austell cat heads for scrap yard in the sky

A well known feline friend who set up home at one of Cornwall’s leading sustainable businesses has gone to the great scrap yard in the sky. Woolly the cat, who lived at St Austell-based scrap metal dealers Henry Orchard and Sons, passed away on Wednesday (October, 9). He had been with the award-winning company for [...]

Green Achievement Awards

Henry Orchard and Sons scooped the Green Achievement Award at the recent Western Morning News Business Awards. The judges were impressed with our ISO 14001 status, which was a first for the sector in the UK and our commitment to sustainability across its entire operation. James Orchard was on hand to pick up the award. [...]


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