Our Business Divisions

Our Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) division provides global IT asset disposal (ITAD) services and electronics recycling to enterprises and data centers, with established operations in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.

SLS is Sims Limited’s IT asset disposition (ITAD) service provider and electronic waste recycler. SLS offers an integrated ITAD and cloud asset management solutions for regional and global clients through our expansive network of global facilities and subcontractor network.

SLS offers a comprehensive and cost-effective service for end of life and redundant electronic equipment and IT assets, ranging from asset refurbishment and resale to responsible recycling.

IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Services

SLS offers ITAD services that operate across a global network. Services include the management and control of the entire asset disposition process, including transport, coordination, product identification, asset tracking, data destruction and reporting. SLS offers its clients the option of redeployment, reclamation of parts and/or resale and recycling, delivering legal compliance as well as a potential financial return from the resale of refurbished equipment.

As part of Sims Limited, SLS has access to a sizeable pool of investment capital and is continually investing in leading industry solutions. We have developed the Sims Portal, as part of specialized inventory software to securely track and report on client assets.

SLS provides decommissioning and data destruction services for all types of data centers. We recently became a member of the Open Compute Project. Our innovation center in Tampa serves as a centralized hub for developing and piloting new services, building the technology to support our online remarketing platforms and optimizing our resale channels.

Electronics Recycling

We work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Contract Equipment Manufacturers (CEMs) for prototype destruction services, take back programs, reverse logistics, parts harvesting and manufacturing scrap recycling. SLS provides disposition services for all types of retired electronic equipment in every business sector enabling them to comply with their responsibilities under relevant environmental regulations.

Our in-house engineering team has developed and implemented advanced recycling technology, enabling us to output clean commodity streams for use in next generation products.

Precious Metals Refining

We reclaim and refine 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.

Sims Metal is a global leader in metal recycling. The company has grown from being an Australian-centric company to being one of the most significant metal recycling businesses in the world. Our operations are geographically diverse, and they comprise a network of processing facilities, many with deep-water port access, supported by an extensive network of feeder yards. From our bases of operations in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, Sims Metal buys, processes and sells ferrous and non-ferrous metal to manufacturers in 30 different countries.  

By the numbers

  • Global Operations: 9.8m tonnes of secondary metals sold annually
  • North America: 4.9 m tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals sold
  • Australia and New Zealand: 1.9m tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals sold
  • UK: 1.6m tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals sold

Sims Metal buys ferrous metal from metal dealers, peddlers, auto wreckers, demolition firms and others who generate obsolete metal, and from manufacturers who generate industrial metal. They provide customized recycling services to meet the individual needs of commercial and industrial scrap metal producers.  

The company customizes its services to maximize each scrap provider’s net scrap revenues, and those 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

As a division of Sims Limited, Sims Resource Renewal (SRR) has a shared purpose to create a world without waste to preserve our planet.

We plan to design and build several resource renewal facilities around the world by 2030. Through the programme more than one million tonnes of ASR, the material left over following metal recycling, will be diverted from landfill each year and transformed into new, quality products.

New products could include hydrogen for industrial use, aggregates for construction materials, and building blocks for recycled plastics. The products we create will be dependent on where the facility is located and local market requirements.

SRR’s first facilities will be based in Australia. A full resource renewal facility is proposed for a site adjacent to the Sims Metal operation at Campbellfield in Victoria, and a research and development-focused pilot facility is proposed at our existing Sims Metal operation in Rocklea, Queensland.      

By concurrently undertaking research and development and operations, we will take responsibility for our own waste now while developing the technology required to advance the circular economy.