How it all started...


1950: Albert Gordon Widdowson joined W.C Jones one of the largest recycling companies in the U.K and learnt his appenticeship.


1964: Albert Widdowson left W.C Jones to start his own company A.G.W Metal company, operating out 168 Montigue Road Edmonton.


1964: Albert Widdowson bought G.D. Metal Company and opened his first yard operating out of Angel Road Edmonton.


1976: Albert’s son Gary Widdowson joined the company. Gary would eventually take the business to a level that would send shockwaves through the industry.


1987: Purchase of Salts Scrap Metal, Walsall West Midlands.


1989: The opening of Total Waste Management Ltd in Epping Essex


1990: Purchase of C.H.Ford. The largest works contract clearence company in the West Midlands.


1995: Purchase of a new site in Deptford South East London


1997: Purchase of South Sheilds , Tyne & Wear. Largest scrap metal company in the North East.


1998: First Export Facility opened.


1999: Purchase of Enfield Metal trading, North London.


1999: Purchase of Sheppards Metal Company based in Newcastle.


1999: Purchase of F.W. Rookes Metal Company in North London.


2000: 4 Acre dock opened on The River Thames


2001: New Site opens in Deptford, South East London.


2003: Purchase of H.Williams + Sons Hitchin Herts


2005: Queens Award for Industry 2005


2005: Purchase of William Fry & Co West London


2005: Group Name change to Metal and Waste Recycling Ltd to reflect the Nationwide Expansion.


2006: Purchase of Formans Recycling in County Durham


2007: Family Sale of Metal and Waste Recycling Ltd to Barclays Private Equity, retaining Total Waste Management Ltd to be operated by the family.


2008: Total Waste Management Ltd made an Aquistion of Gillett Recycling in Harlow.



2014: Total Waste Management Ltd purchase new 4 Acre ‘state of the art’ recycling facility in Basildon, Essex.


2014: Purchase of Hammel Fragmentiser. Installed at new Head Office in Basildon, Essex.



2014: Purchase of Bonfiglioli Baler installed at our Thornwood Common Site in Epping, Essex.


2015: Export Facility in place at Basildon.  





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