Sims Expands Services with Two New Facilities
Sims Recycling Solutions opened its newest recycling facility in Dallas, Texas, to meet the growing need for risk-free electronic waste recycling. Open since October, the facility will allow Sims to offer secure, environmentally sound processing of end-of-life electronics to businesses and residents throughout Texas, including the Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio markets.
“Electronic waste is an exponentially growing problem all over the world,” said Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “By bringing our electronics recycling and asset management capabilities to Dallas, we will protect Texas businesses and consumers from the risks associated with electronic waste disposal, simplify logistics and minimize freight costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring new green jobs to Texas. We are excited about serving the greater Dallas community.”
The new 31,584-square-foot facility—Sims’ 16th in North America—is located approximately six miles from Dallas and 27 miles from Fort Worth. The plant currently employs seven and provides asset management, hand-dismantling of electronics, hard drive destruction and baling. More jobs will be added as the amount of material coming into the facility increases.
Sims’ Edison, New Jersey, facility recently obtained approval for a Class D permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for on-site demanufacturing and processing of electronic equipment. The 92,000-square-foot site began operations earlier this year and provides asset management, hand-dismantling of electronics and baling services for business and government customers throughout the New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia metro areas.
“We are very pleased to have received approval from the NJDEP to install and operate the equipment necessary to provide a full range of electronics recycling services in New Jersey,” said Skurnac. “Approval of the permit application affirms Sims Recycling Solutions’ ongoing commitment to exceed the environmental performance standards required by our host communities.”
In addition to receiving the permit, the site also recently earned three new environmental and workplace health and safety certifications. These certifications include Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification, OHSAS 18001:2007 certification and ISO 14001:2004 certification.
“Obtaining these R2, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications at our Edison, New Jersey, facility further demonstrates Sims Recycling Solutions’ dedication to safeguarding the interests of our employees, our clients and the environment,” said Skurnac. “These certification programs establish rigorous environmental, health and safety standards and security practices.
Sims’ commitment to implementing these rigorous standards at every one of our sites ensures that obsolete electronics are processed in a secure and environmentally responsible manner.”
The plant currently has approximately 25 employees. Within the next year, state-of-the-art mechanized shredding and sorting equipment will be installed at the facility.