“Wilmington provided us with an extensive array of new equipment that has made our recycling program more efficient.”
“They spent two days at our plant cleaning the mess left by our previous vendor, and they’ve kept our plant clean ever since”
“Their services have exceeded our expectations. We have been very pleased."

Policy Statement

About the Company

The Wilmington Iron & Metal Company purchases, processes and markets a wide array of scrap metals, metal bearing waste streams and other recyclable materials for industry and the general public. The company's industrial client base includes manufacturers that supply parts to the automotive and aerospace sectors as well as metal working firms involved in the manufacture of goods for the construction, equipment and retail sectors. The company operates one of the cleanest and most environmentally compliant scrap facilities in the world. In 2005, the Company became the first scrap facility in the U.S. to be certified to ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental), and OHSAS 18001 (safety). Today the company remains one of only four recycling firms in the U.S. to have earned and kept these international certifications. We take great pride in our people, our facility and the economic and environmental value of our services.

Quality, Environmental & Safety Policy Statement

Work safe. Work smart. Keep it clean.

As an innovative and customer focused scrap management firm, the Wilmington Iron & Metal Company is committed to maintaining and improving business management systems that exceed consumer and regulatory requirements, protect the environment and guard the health and safety of our Team Members, customers and neighbors.

The Company's Team Members have produced this QES POLICY STATEMENT to make clear to all that our mission must be to:

  • Eliminate or minimize the environmental impact of our operations.
  • Increase the recycling rates of our customers and the value of our services to them.
  • Protect Team Members and visitors from safety risks and hazards.
  • Understand and consistently exceed the requirements of our consumers, our customers and any applicable regulatory agencies.

This is our statement of aims and objectives against which all other business decisions will be made.

We will operate a Quality, Environmental, and Safety (QES) system that exceeds the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, and any regulatory requirements.

We will never lose sight of the economic importance and benefit our investment in quality control, environmental compliance, safety, and best management practices provide to us, our customers and the consumers we supply.

Our investment in the QES system provides us with a significant strategic and competitive advantage within our industry. It complements the green initiatives and business goals of our customers and will drive the continued and profitable growth of our Company and our Team Members.

We will at all times be an environmentally responsible neighbor within our community and the communities in which we do business.

We will strive to continually improve our QES performance, the knowledge and training of our people, and, the scope and value of our services to our customers and the consumers we supply.

Every Team Member, vendor, contractor and visitor will be advised of this Policy and will be required to follow established guidelines and best management practices at all times.