Prohibited Items

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Prohibited Materials

Gas Bottles / Pressure Vessels
Explosives / Ordnance
Radio Active Material
Lithium Ion and Lithium Metal Batteries
All Refrigeration / Air Conditioning Systems Must Be Degassed Or CFC Free
Non-Metallic Refuse
Fuel / Oil / Unclean Drums
Flammable Liquids

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Sims Pacific Metals branches will be closed from Thursday the 26th of March 2020 until Monday the 20th of April 2020 unless advised differently by the New Zealand Government.

If you have any enquiries during this time, please email your local trading representative whose details can be found on the contact us pages of our website or email We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause and look forward to helping you recycle your scrap metal as soon we are able to open our doors. Thanks in advance, Sims Pacific Metals.