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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. [gallery...

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Crane Sailing for New Crinnis Beach Restaurant

Crane sailing at Crinnis Beach. Meals on wheels was given a new twist as St Austell metal recycler, Henry Orchards and Sons, helped Sam’s Cornwall, move its latest venture into place. It was meals of wheels with a twist at Crinnis Beach as two well-known 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...

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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...

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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)....

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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...

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COVID-19 UPDATE – We are open. To ensure the safety of our staff and our customers we have some new measures in place, which we have outlined on the news page.