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Sims Metal Management is the world’s leading publicly listed metal recycler, with operations encompassing the buying, processing and selling of ferrous and non-ferrous recycled metals. The metals recycling operations are geographically diverse, with operations in five continents, including the United States, Australasia and the United Kingdom, comprising a network of processing facilities, many with deep-water port access, supported by an extensive network of feeder yards from which to source recyclable ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Sims Metal Management buys ferrous metal from metal dealers, peddlers, auto wreckers, demolition firms and others who generate obsolete metal, and from manufacturers who generate industrial metal.

We source non-ferrous metals from manufacturers, known as production offcuts, and from generators of electricity, telecommunication service providers, as well as others, who generate obsolete metal. Peddlers and metal dealers, who collect from a variety of sources, also deliver material directly to our facilities. Sims Metal Management provides customized recycling services to meet the individual needs of commercial and industrial scrap metal producers. Our goal is to ensure that each client receives the same high level of customer service and efficiency. Sims Metal Management’s services are customized to maximize each scrap provider’s net scrap revenues. Our services include:

  • Fair-market scrap metal prices
  • State and federally certified scales
  • Accountability and control procedures, including:

Numbered and dated receipts

Certified scale tickets

Checks that reference both the receipt and scale tickets

  • Weighing programs—no cost weighing procedures
  • Simple techniques to upgrade the value of your material
  • Over 100 years of experience in the metal recycling industry

Sims Metal Management is an Australian domiciled corporation, with a primary share listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and ADRs trading in the United States on the OTC Market.

Our Sims Municipal Recycling division receives household recyclables from municipalities such as New York City and Chicago. Our facility based in Brooklyn, NY is the largest and one of the most advanced in North America.

In 2003, Sims Metal Management, through Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR), expanded into curbside recycling in the United States. SMR has since become a cornerstone of New York City’s recycling system, processing and marketing approximately 500,000 tons of plastic, glass, metal and paper that New Yorkers put into recycling bins each year.

Today, SMR is the processor of 100% of the metal, glass and plastic and 50% of the paper collected by the NYC Department of Sanitation throughout the five boroughs. NYC operates the largest curbside recycling program in the United States. SMR services the City of New York with its facilities in Queens, the Bronx and Jersey City, and its newest facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which opened in 2013. The Brooklyn plant is the largest commingled recycling facility in North America. SMR also processes recyclables produced by several other municipalities and private generators in the NY-NJ metro region.

In the summer of 2013, SMR expanded to Chicago and is now serving a portion of Chicago’s Southside “Blue Cart” curbside recycling program.

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Services for Global Businesses and Data Centers

Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) provides leading solutions for the growing worldwide demands of data centers, businesses and manufacturers as they seek services to reuse and recycle used IT assets and retired electronics. Our services include:

  • Data center decommissioning
  • On-site data destruction
  • IT asset disposition (ITAD)
  • IT and cloud infrastructure reuse, redeployment and recycling
  • Global electronics recycling

As a business of Sims Limited, our services for end-of-life electronic equipment and IT assets are compliant with local and global legislation and managed securely to meet data and environmental requirements. Our facilities are certified to industry standards. Our size, financial stability and status as a publicly traded company provide assurance that indemnification promises are backed by a stable and reputable company.

SLS offers a comprehensive and cost-effective service for “end of life” and redundant electronic equipment and IT assets, ranging from product assessment, refurbishment, reselling of assets to responsible recycling.

Recycling for Electronic Producers

We work with electronic Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Contract Equipment Manufacturers (CEMs) for product and prototype destruction services, take back programs, reverse logistics, parts harvesting and recycling manufacturing scrap. SLS develops take back programs to help OEMs meet extended producer responsibilities.

Precious Metals Refining

SLS reclaims and refines precious metals from waste streams, typically as a byproduct of complex manufacturing processes. We also recover precious metals from production scrap, off-spec parts and components, prototypes, and obsolete inventories.

Driving Innovation in the Circular Economy

By diverting material from landfills, SLS plays a pivotal role in moving from a linear to a circular economy. In addition, our in-house engineering team continues to develop and implement closed loop recycling solutions. We produce clean recycled materials. This makes it easier to use our materials to replace virgin raw material in making next generation products.

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