Electronics recycling

Electronic waste refers to electrical and electronic equipment that has reached the end of its operable life and is a source of secondary raw materials. The secure processing and disposal of electronic waste is a global problem challenging individuals and corporations. This has prompted the inception of electronics recycling companies Singapore-wide.

Electronics recycling is an activity to recover various non-hazardous waste streams such as plastics and base metals through specialized equipment to dismantle, shred, process and extract. Further downstream processes will unearth specific precious metals.

Proper disposal of electronic waste in Singapore must be exercised to prevent hazardous waste such as heavy metals and carcinogens, from entering the atmosphere, landfill or waterways.

SAMS advocates and practices the industry’s highest standards of electronics waste recycling by providing environmentally secure electronics recycling programs Singapore-wide for processing various computing equipment, such as desktop, laptops,  tablets, and various communication equipment including Telecom Networking gear, mobile phones and other communication devices, and also managing end-of-life lithium ion batteries.

Our methods focuses on waste minimization, cost efficiency, zero land-filling and achieving high Recycling Rates through in-house practices and proper management of downstream vendors.

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Key activities of Electronics Recycling

Sorting and segregation

Proper waste sorting and segregation are the key contributors to successful electronics recycling programs in Singapore. These processes ensure adequate channeling of materials to the correct downstream vendors – thereby eliminating materials redundancy, contributing to landfill diversion and achieving a higher recovery rate.

At the SAMS facility, incoming consignments are first sorted by product groups and then segregated physically. During these activities, hazardous materials (if any) are quickly identified and pulled from the streams to avoid further contamination of the materials.


Demanufacturing is a critical activity in effective e-waste disposition that involves the dismantling/disassembly of an electronic product into re-sellable parts and then separated into multiple waste streams such as metals, plastics, glass, circuit boards, components and others. These waste streams will be filtered to remove hazardous components to reduce the overall toxicity of the residual waste streams.

Through proper profiling and understanding of the product construction, SAMS will be able to achieve optimum recovery of the recyclables and will then re-introduce them back into the manufacturing process as raw materials.


Shredding is often associated with product destruction activities. It is also an integral process for material recovery in effective electronics recycling program Singapore-wide where size reduction programs will shred circuit boards and components into smaller sizes before they are channeled for metals separation and subsequent downstream reclamation of marketable materials.

SAMS operates a series of primary and secondary shredders that tailored for use on different types of electronic waste.

From high speed granulators to independently-powered portable crushers to high torque shredders, SAMS reduces post shred sizes down to 5 mm while still maintaining a constant high throughput.

SAMS shredders feature built-in dust collector systems and acoustic panels that minimize dust emissions and airborne particulates; while keeping the noise from the shredding activity down to acceptable audible standards.

Pursuant to any Customer’s requirements where Product Destruction is required, SAMS will provide a Certificate of Destruction, which may include a complete list of serial numbers, manufacturers and model numbers for compliance and audit purposes.

SAMS Dismantling Line

SAMS Shredding Line