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Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG

Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG is an international disposal and recycling company based in Feldkirchen bei Graz. The family company is a competent partner for around 1,600 municipalities and more than 40,000 companies and employs around 3,050 employees in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates. With its vision Zero Waste and digital solutions like wastebox.at, wastebox.biz or the service app Daheim Saubermacher expands continuously its market position as the Leader in Waste Intelligence.

Battery recycling

With its subsidiary REDUX Recycling GmbH Saubermacher has given yet another edge in the battery recycling market. A technique has been developed that allows old batteries to be used as secondary raw materials. First, the inner parts of the batteries are mechanically treated so that their individual components – particularly zinc and manganese – can be used as a raw material in the manufacture of new batteries. The first alkaline batteries made from the recycled components of batteries were successfully launched in April 2015. Specially developed X-ray technology is used to sort the batteries. Its automated sorting of 40 batteries a second with 99% efficiency is as noteworthy as the 90% value it adds.

Saubermacher has worked with high‑level partners from environmental research and the automotive industry to develop the recycling methods best suited to lithium‑ion battery systems. Due to the research results a plant is operating since 2018. This has already brought the recycling rate going beyond the legal requirements. As a single business entity in Austria, Saubermacher has the authorisation required to transport damaged and therefore particularly hazardous lithium‑ion batteries and rechargeable batteries.

Contact

Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG
Hans-Roth-Straße 1
8073 Feldkirchen bei Graz
Ph.: +43 59 800
marketing@saubermacher.at

Hazardous waste processing

Saubermacher’s largest site for the storage and processing of hazardous waste is in Premstätten to the south of Graz. This high tech recycling centre has three main centrepieces. The first is the workshop waste separation system. This high tech system processes around 7,000 tonnes of oil contaminated equipment a year from workshops and factories. Metal components are extracted using metal separators, while many other foreign materials are sorted by hand. Then all the recyclables are mechanically ground and used as substitute fuel, e.g. in the cement industry.

The other centrepieces are the screen and cooling unit processing system and a physical biological system (PB system). The second of these is the site’s newest system, transforming contaminated industrial waste water and liquid waste into domestic water, namely water for washing cars, watering the garden, flushing toilets etc. Around 20,000 tonnes of waste water are treated here every year.

In the course of processing, all hazardous waste delivered to the centre is analysed and classified. The in house testing lab takes samples and provides a test report for each delivery.

Contact

Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG
Hans-Roth-Straße 1
8073 Feldkirchen bei Graz
Ph.: +43 59 800
marketing@saubermacher.at

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