About Us

Australasia Facilities

Sims Metal Management has built a network of processing facilities, to fully support metal and electronics recycling in the Australasia region. View the information below about our operations in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea or find a location in your area.

Sims Metal Management Australia

processed scrap metalSims Metal Management has grown to be the leading collector, processor and supplier of recycled metal in Australia. This is made possible through a network of 30 physical locations servicing all states and territories. Our processing capacity, which includes five fragmentisers, shears, balers and granulating plants, operates to the highest environmental and quality standards to produce products that are recognized and sought after throughout the world.

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scrap metal handlingPNG Recycling Limited

PNG Recycling is one of Papua New Guinea’s leading metal recyclers, with operations in Port Moresby, Lae and Tabubil.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sims Metal Management. This strong corporate backing allows PNG Recycling to invest in plants and equipment that aim to provide customer specific metal, tyre, plastic and battery recycling solutions. It also allows PNG Recycling to draw on expertise from leading recycling operations throughout the world. Complementing this global strength, PNG Recycling has a mixture of experienced nationals and expat managers who have in depth knowledge of conducting business in Papua New Guinea.

As a subsidiary of a global market leader, PNG Recycling takes its responsibilities as a corporate citizen seriously and is fully compliant with all IPA license requirements. The company holds all necessary licenses for exporting materials under the auspices of the Basel and Waigani Treaties. It also demands the same strict adherence to the highest levels of safety and environmental responsibility in Papua New Guinea as it does in any other Sims Metal Management location.

PNG Recycling Locations

Morabe Lae

Boroko Port Moresby

Tabubil Western Province


scrap metal aluminum strips

Metal turnings, borings, cuttings, coils and casting scrap

Sims Pacific Metals

Sims Pacific Metals Limited has been servicing New Zealand since 1992.It combined Simsmetal Industries, a subsidiary of Sims Metal Management, the world’s leading metals recycler, with over 100 years involvement in recycling, and Fletcher Building, a major industrial company, active for over 35 years in New Zealand.

Today, Sims Pacific Metals has public recycling centres located throughout New Zealand providing a network of equipment, facilities, transport and communications that turn unwanted consumer items and industrial scrap into raw materials for manufacturing operations both in New Zealand and around the world.

When combined with Sims Metal Management company operations in Australia and Papua New Guinea, Sims Pacific Metals is able to provide local or regional recycling solutions. You will find our team of experienced traders to be experts on the intricacies of scrap metal recycling. They build long term relationships by thoroughly understanding your scrap removal and collection needs and by recommending and implementing customized solutions that are designed to improve efficiency and the value of your scrap.

All of this is achieved using the strongest industry safety and environmental practices to satisfy stringent regulatory requirements. Sims Pacific Metals has a strong commitment to the environment, sustainability and the health of the communities in which we do business. In all aspects of the business, we strive to implement best practices and the ideals of our Safety, Health, Environment and Community (SHEC) Policy. We take seriously our efforts to be a good community and environmental partner.

Sims Pacific Metals Website

Sims E-Recycling

Sims E-Recycling is the Australian e-waste division of Sims Lifecycle Services, the world’s leading electronics recycling organisation.

As part of Sims Metal Management, a world leader in recycling services, Sims E-Recycling offers true “end-of-life” recycling and IT asset disposition services guaranteeing you secure and environmentally friendly disposition of your electronic equipment and IT assets.

Business Services

We specialise in the total reuse and recycling of redundant computer equipment, TVs, mobile phones and all other electronic material often referred to under the collective heading – “E-Waste”.

Sims E-Recycling is a joint venture with Veolia Environmental Service, who, as a minority partner, assists in the provision of logistical services. We offer our clients a superior service to collect, reuse and recycle retired IT assets and electronics at our dedicated facilities throughout Australia. Part of an international network, we stand ready to support local, regional and global companies.

Recycling Services for Consumers

Through EPSA, wholly owned by Sims Lifecycle Services, we offer convenient collection points accessible to households and small businesses Australia wide. EPSA is an approved co-regulatory arrangement partner under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. We offer free recycling for televisions, computers, printers and computer accessories. Working with EPSA means you are dealing direct with the recycler and not a third party broker.

Our Global Companies

trucks for scrap metal transport

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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