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SIMS Acquires Canadian Electronics Processor

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NAID Associate Member, Sims Recycling Solutions, has acquired Accu-Shred, one of Ontario’s leading end-of-life electronics recyclers.

Steve Skurnac, President of Sims Recycling Solutions in North America commented, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Accu-Shred into our business. Their strong customer base and commitment to providing environmentally sound recycling offers Sims an excellent platform for further growth in the Canadian markets. Growing awareness of the intrinsic resource recovery and hazard management from end-of-life electronics as well as an increasing focus on Social Responsibility, makes this a key sector for anyone serious about providing a complete solution to WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)."

Sims Recycling Solutions currently operates a state–of-the-art facility in Brampton, Ontario, providing 100% electronic hardware recycling. The site has a capacity to process 35 million pounds of end-of-life electronics annually. Sims had previously acquired the operations for Noranda Recycling in Canada, as well as the operations of United Recycling, a large e-scrap operation in Illinois, USA.

Sims Recycling Solutions, headquartered in Australia, already operates 6 other electronics recycling facilities in North America and has over 150 operations worldwide, covering metal recycling, plastics recycling, end-of-life electronic recycling, precious metals refining, manufacturing and green energy.