Excellence in recycling

Umicore Precious Metals Refining operates as one of the world's largest precious metals recycling facilities. This business unit of Umicore is the world market leader in recycling complex waste streams containing precious and other non-ferrous metals.

We offer eco-efficient recycling and refining services for precious metal bearing materials such as by-products from other non-ferrous industries (e.g. drosses, mattes, speiss, anode slimes), consumer and industrial recyclable products (e.g. electronic scrap, spent auto catalysts , spent industrial catalysts, sweeps and bullions).

We recover and sell precious metals (silver, gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium), special metals (indium, selenium, tellurium), secondary metals (antimony, tin, bismuth) and base metals (lead, copper, nickel). We put them back in the cycle for a better life.

We have received a charter declaration of the European Electronics Recyclers Association.


  • 16/10/2014

    E-waste partnership between Umicore and WorldLoop wins Belgian Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Trophy


  • 18/09/2014

    Umicore signs new standard for the end-processing of precious metal/copper bearing WEEE fractions


Professional events

  • 21/01/2015 - IERC Salzburg, Austria

    Umicore will attend the 14th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2015. Visit us at booth 57-58.


  • 11/11/2014 - Electronics Recycling Asia, Singapore

    Umicore will attend Electronics Recycling Asia WRF 2014. Visit us at booth # 16.