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.


  • 6/05/2014

    Environmental report 2013 now available


  • 2/10/2013

    Umicore receives "Responsible Gold Certificate" from LBMA


Professional events

  • 18/09/2014 - EERA Anniversary Congress 2014

    Umicore will attend the EERA Anniversary which will focus on following theme: Circular Economy, What does it mean for (W)EEE?