TALKE recertified as waste disposal specialist
The German organisation of the TALKE Group has just been certified as a waste disposal specialist for another year. The Hürth-based chemical logistics company has now held the licence for professional transportation of production waste continuously since the German Waste Disposal Specialist Regulation came into force in 1997.
The annual monitoring audit of waste disposal specialists involved the inspectors from TÜV Rheinland carrying out an assessment of the fleet, the special equipment and the storage facilities. TALKE also submitted a current waste balance sheet to the inspectors. They confirmed that all the requirements pertaining to the organisation, equipment and processes, as well as the technical expertise of the employees, have been fulfilled. This means that TALKE is certified for the transportation of all types of waste and the storage of selected types of waste for another year.
The stringent test procedure ensures complete verification of the safety of the product chain from customer to recycler or disposal. Working with a certified waste disposal specialist gives TALKE customers double added value: first, they can be sure that their residues are properly disposed of via the logistics chain. Second, they can in turn offer their customers the option of taking back all substances delivered and used.
“Much of the waste so classified contains valuable raw materials that are recycled or utilised in another way. Since these substances are often hazardous, they require professional handling,” explains Peter Viebig, Director Transport at TALKE. “We offer our customers disposal transportation to the same high quality and safety standards and with the same transparency as when transporting finished products.”
As part of the services offered as a waste disposal specialist, TALKE mainly transports waste associated with chemical metal processing. In addition, there are products from the manufacture, preparation, sale and application of acids and basic chemicals as well as disused hi-tech electronics. Many of these substances contain valuable metals that can be recovered, while others are reprocessed or used as an energy source. In 2017, TALKE moved more than 23,000 tonnes of these residues throughout the whole of Germany and across Europe.
Photo: TALKE tractor unit with the typical A-sign for the transportation of waste (Abfall), required by German wastes and recycling management legislation, Jpg 12 MB
For the editorial teams
TALKE is one of the leading international logistics service providers for the chemical and petrochemical industries. The core competencies of the company, which was founded in 1947, include the transport, storage and handling of hazardous and harmless materials in all aggregate states. In addition to this, the logistics specialist offers consulting, design and implementation of the relevant structures, processes and systems.
TALKE has more than 3,600 employees in Europe, the Middle East, India, China and the USA.
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