Sims Metal Receives Construction Permit Approval from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

September 15, 2022

CHICAGO Sims Metal, a global leader in metal recycling, today issued the following statement regarding the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s approval to issue a construction permit to the company for its proposed advanced emission control systems. 

“We are pleased that after a very thorough due diligence process that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has now endorsed Sims Metal’s plan to enclose our metal shredder at all emission points and add state-of-the-art advanced emission controls by approving our request for a construction permit,” said John Glyde, Sims Metal’s global chief operating officer. “Sims Metal continues to invest in upgrades at, and improvements to, the Chicago facility in Pilsen as we lead by example with best practices for other industrial employers. These significant upgrades to our environmental control systems will allow us to continue being a good neighbor. This $15 million investment in advanced controls has only been made by a handful of facilities nationwide – and none to a mid-sized metal shredder like ours. This investment in Pilsen is a win for all local stakeholders and the City of Chicago,” he concluded.

About Sims Metal

Sims Metal is one of the world’s leading metal and electronics recyclers with more than 200 facilities, operations in 18 countries, and 4,000 employees globally. Sims Metal is a business division of Sims Limited. Sims Limited’s ordinary shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: SGM) and its American Depositary Shares are quoted on the Over-the-Counter market in the United States (USOTC: SMSMY). As a responsible corporate citizen, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our participation in the environmental sector. For more information, visit