Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), with Americas headquarters based in Chicago, says it has officially opened a new electronics recycling facility in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The new facility is 55,000 square feet and is the fourth electronics recycling plant in Canada for SRS. The company also operates two electronics recycling plants in Ontario and one in British Columbia.
“Quebec, home to 24 percent of the Canadian population, is the latest province to implement WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) recycling regulations,” says Cindy Coutts, president of SRS, Canada. “If Quebec’s volumes reflect those of other provinces driven by similar regulations, we can expect at least 25,000 metric tons of WEEE to be recycled in Quebec over the next year.”
Coutts adds, “Sims Recycling Solutions is committed to developing the most advanced recycling technology and in providing more green jobs in Canada and the world.”
The Quebec WEEE stewardship regulations, Direction des Matières Résiduelles et des lieux Contaminés – Service des Matière Résiduelles/Regulation Respecting the Recovery and Reclamation of Products by Enterprises (here), took effect July 14, 2012.
SRS owns and operates a total of 53 electronics recycling sites globally, including 16 sites in the United States. The U.S. facilities are in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.