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Electronics recycler employs over 100, earning company fourth-place ranking

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (December 11, 2012) – Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, is the fourth largest environmental firm ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The publication’s annual list uses the number of employees within Los Angeles County to determine the top 25 environmental companies in the area. Sims Recycling Solutions (Sims) was ranked based on their 126 workers they had employed in 2011 at its facility in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

“Sims Recycling Solutions not only sets high standards for the protection of the environment and our customers, but of our employees as well,” stated Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “We are proud to also be a safety leader in the electronics recycling industry. Our goal is to be a safety leader across all industries.”

The fully certified electronics recycling facility provides end-of-life recycling and asset management services for local businesses and consumers. The 103,000-square-foot site offers comprehensive reuse and recycling solutions for retired electronic equipment.

Sims Recycling Solutions just renewed the lease at 20212 South Rancho Way in Rancho Dominguez and will continue to operate its local office from this Southern California location. The Los Angeles facility maintains certifications for responsible recycling, R2:2008, OHSAS 18001 health and safety management, ISO 14001 environmental management and is currently pursuing e-Stewards certification. Sims also demonstrates its commitment to the safety of all employees by maintaining strict internal safety standards that have been implemented at all Sims sites across the globe.

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About Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions ( is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 53 owned and operated sites across the globe.

Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, a publicly traded company – has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.

In North America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 16 sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.


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