View Our List Of Prohibited Items
Sims Metal – New Zealand, is committed to its local communities. We continue to invest heavily in effective safety management systems with dedicated and committed staff whose roles are to ensure safe work practices.
To provide the best metal recycling service and to comply with local safety standards, environmental laws and regulations for the health and safety of all our customers, employees, neighbours and communities, Sims Metal New Zealand does not accept hazardous waste and materials.
We do not accept any items that are predominantly non-metal. This includes items where the metal would be very difficult to separate and extract eg concrete filled posts.
If you are unsure on what items you can recycle or if you have additional questions regarding this, please talk to one of your local representatives at one of our nine sites around the country. You can see our branches’ contact information here.
You can also refer to our list of prohibited items below:
Gas Bottles / Pressure Vessels / Accumulators
LPG, oxygen, acetylene, fire extinguishers or any other compressed gas cylinders.
Flammable Liquids / Gasses
Fuels, oils, paints, thinners, spirits etc.
Oxidisers, organic peroxides.
Acid and alkalines, with acception of Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULAB); items containing corrosive materials are are not accepted and cannot be delivered to site.
Explosives / Ordnance
Unclean Drums / Tanks
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