We are glad you are on our website.

While we’ve got your interest, we’d like to tell you where we come from.

We think our history helps explain what you’re buying when you choose Dow.

Family Owned and Run

Diggers moving waste for recycling centre in Scotland Dow’s history pageA family owned and run business, we’ve been trading for 40 years.

It all started with William and Sheila Dow selling vegetables from their farm near Stirling.

Business boomed and the couple were soon excavating ground waste. They set up a small haulage business.

The company grew and diversified.

Sheila Dow took the business on with her children,and as more and more customers beat a path to their door.

As the years went on, Sheila’s children (Marshall and Sheila) focussed the company more and more on recycling and waste management.

Cumbernauld Recycling Centre

By 2005 we were getting too big for the small yard we were in. So we moved to the outskirts of Cumbernauld and set up a recycling facility.

The rest is history, as they say.

We now employ over 60 people, a third of whom live in Cumbernauld.

Some employees have worked for Dow for 20 years while our longest serving member of staff has been employed by the family for almost 50 years.

What Does This Mean for You?

Yes, we’re a big company. Yes, we do business all over the world, yes we are at the forefront of the Scottish Government’s efforts to combat climate change.

But at heart we are a family owned and run business that believes in superior service at competitive prices.

No call centres, no staff passing through.

With Dow you get personal service from people who understand your business and know ours inside out.

If you ring to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff team on 01236 730 730 you’ll see what we mean.