Henry Orchard and Sons is Cornwall's leading independant scrap processing merchant and is based at Methrose Works in St Austell.
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Our Environmental

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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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. Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Henry Orchards provides training facility for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Henry Orchard and Sons have provided Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service with a facility that simulates a real life road traffic incident. John Castleden, Watch Manager for the service said; “The training facility provided by Henry Orchard is outstanding. “It … Continue reading

MP finds out about fight in black market scrap metal

The fight against the £1bn black market in scrap metal was high on the agenda as St Austell and Newquay MP, Stephen Gilbert, met with an award-winning business. Mr Gilbert visited St Austell-based scrap metal dealer, Henry Orchard and Sons, … Continue reading

Please contact us on 01726 850507 to discuss your requirements.