Sims Recycling hosts event to introduce new shredding process
Sims Recycling Solutions has installed some of the world’s most powerful electronic waste recycling equipment at the 200,000 sq.ft. electronics recycling facility located in Roseville, California. This modernized technology has an improved workflow process; and the equipment investment and engineering innovation will enable Sims to increase processing capacity by 36.4 million lbs. per year – the equivalent of almost 2 million computers.
Installation began in April 2013 and the facility recently began processing material using the newly installed equipment. “This improved process enables our Roseville location to accept a wider variety of materials in higher volumes which will help better serve the needs of local municipalities, communities and businesses,” stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “Our engineering team analyzed our current equipment and its capabilities and determined that in the long-run it was necessary to upgrade so it could effectively handle the growing demand of material ready for recycling.”
The equipment being replaced was originally installed in the mid-1990s and was one of the first electronic waste recycling machines built in the United States. Using lean six sigma methodologies this new process has maximum efficiencies and effectiveness that will contribute towards a more environmentally responsible and data secure workflow of material.