Sims Recycling Solutions Applauds the City of Toronto for its Waste Diversion Milestone
The city of Toronto collected 100,000 tonnes of electronic waste for recycling in three years and is the number one contributor to the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES).
(PRWEB) August 14, 2012
Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, congratulates the city of Toronto for collecting 100,000 tonnes of unwanted electronics for recycling in three years. This is the largest amount of waste that has been collected by the city since it began its waste diversion program. The city is the number one contributor to the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES).
“As the electronics recycling service provider for the City of Toronto, we are pleased to see the City receive this recognition for their efforts to ensure that electronic waste is managed properly,” stated Cindy Coutts, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Canada. “Together the City of Toronto and Sims Recycling Solutions have recovered many valued resources from waste electronics while preventing a variety of hazards such as lead and mercury from polluting our environment.”
The City of Toronto has the only permanent municipal curbside electronics recycling collection service. Residents place unwanted electronics on their curb on garbage day and the city provides the collection service. Other drop-off locations are available as well, including local Community Environment Days or City drop-off depots. The electronic waste collected is sent to Sims Recycling Solutions where it is recycled using the most environmentally sound recycling technology in Canada. Sims provides over 220 green recycling jobs in the province of Ontario alone, and close to 8,000 globally.
Sims Recycling Solutions
Sims Recycling Solutions (ca.simsrecycling.com) is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 50 owned and operated sites across the globe.
Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, the world’s largest publicly listed metal and electronics recycler – 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 14 sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
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