5R Processors, Ltd. began its first operations in a garage located on a farm near Catawba, WI in 1988 processing "end-of-life" electronics including large main frame computers. Since then, 5R Processors, Ltd. has provided full service materials processing and recycling to companies and government agencies throughout North America. 5R operates two facilities in Ladysmith, the home office and a processing facility.
5R Ladysmith offers contract services, refining of precious metals from electronic scrap, equipment design and process engineering. The expert staff can provide simple, no-nonsense advice on recycling and environmental concerns, assistance in proposal and permit preparation, and other technical writings. 5R Ladysmith is one of the few North American metals refineries with the capability of producing platinum and palladium from electronic scrap. This proprietary process was developed in house by our research and development team.