16 08 is the beginning of the code from the waste register corresponding to the permit for the processing of used catalysts. Unimetal Recycling and DS Auto as one of the few companies in Poland, have permission with terminals 16 08 01 and 16 08 03. What does this mean? Why is it worth trusting us? And who can use our services? We answer in the following article
Anyone who wants to do business associated with waste collection and treatment must first obtain a permit that clearly sets out the conditions under which they can actually do so. We would like to remind you that waste treatment in this case means, for example, their recycling or incineration or storage. At Unimetal Recycling we deal with recycling – recovery of valuable precious metals from used catalysts from cars, trucks, buses, boats and all types of machines. We therefore support the natural environment because the resources of our planet are limited in this respect. Recycling therefore limits extraction from natural sources of these metals. At the same time, we provide a valuable substrate for the production of new catalysts, jewelery, chemistry, electronics and electrics. Platinum find their application in the investment branch, the oil industry and even in medicine. Let’s remind that it is necessary to extract 150 tons of ore from a depth of 1 km to obtain 1kg of platinum. For comparison – 300 old catalysts are enough to get the same amount of platinum.
Codes 16 08 – what do they mean?
As one of the few companies in the country, we were granted permission to collect and process waste with the code 16 08 01 and 16 08 03. The beginning of the code from the waste registry – 16/08 – refers to the used catalysts. The ending 01 specifies that there are devices containing gold, silver, rhenium, rhodium, palladium, iridium or platinum (excluding only those that have been contaminated with hazardous substances), and the tip 03 – containing transition metals or their non-hazardous compounds. In practice, we have the right to buy, collect and process practically all catalysts that vehicle dismantling stations and collection points can meet on the market. This – and not only – we stand out from other companies.
Who can work with us?
Thanks to the aforementioned permits, we can cooperate with dismantling stations and vehicle cancellation stations from all over Poland and Europe. We have over 70 partner points throughout the country, and in addition we run a mail-order purchase of catalysts, available to both individual and wholesale customers. Large amounts of equipment – over 150 items – can be delivered directly to our main office in Trzebinia. The maximum delivery that we accept at one time is 20 tons of catalysts or monolith.
Records of waste
From December 14, 2012, when the Act on Waste came into force (DzU of 2013 item 21), as a company that manages waste (transports, collects, recovers), we keep accurate records. For this reason, everyone who cooperates with us receives from us the Waste Transfer Card, so that everything takes place completely legally and safely for both parties.
Why do you start working with Unimetal Recycling?
Our important asset is the approach to business – we focus on the quality of cooperation, security and the so-called healthy business relations, which we have mentioned many times. We have our own laboratory in which only qualified people with specialized chemical education work. The laboratory is equipped with the most accurate spectrometers on the market, that is devices for measuring the content of precious metals in catalysts. We use the reigning ICP MS market and Olympus brand devices. Only the use of precise measurement methods by people with appropriate knowledge and experience gives our contractors the certainty that they obtain real results regarding the content of precious elements in the batch they provide. As a result, we are able to analyze samples coming not only from catalysts or monoliths, but also from other materials that may contain precious metals. Thanks to the fact that we have our own laboratory as well as the machine park, our contractors avoid the participation of intermediaries in the purchase process. This means that they get the highest possible price for the goods.
The second important benefit of working with us is the opportunity to receive a professional catalyst valuation tool. Our regular suppliers receive a tablet with the original CatCatalog application. It constitutes the basis of over 7 700 models of used catalysts together with current prices depending on the current rates of precious metals. The database was created based on the laboratory results of individual models and their individual content of platinum, palladium and rhodium. Possessing it guarantees a fair price, and in addition speeds up the valuation process.
We also offer our own transport. Remember that according to Art. 51 par. 2 points 4 of the Waste Act, you do not need to be allowed to transport the waste you have generated, if you transport it to us, in other words to the company that will recycle it. As part of permanent cooperation, however, we can offer you the highest quality own transport for the transport of catalysts. We are ready to transport a maximum delivery of 20 tons at a time.
Did we mention free advertising? We sell our partner points not only on our websites but also on social media. As you can see, cooperation always results in benefits on both sides. Thanks to this approach, our contractors felt that recycling, in addition to environmental value, is also a forward-looking and profitable business for them.
We guarantee that you will always receive the amount from the valuation date, so any fluctuations on the stock market do not affect your profit. In addition, the transfer for the delivered goods takes place on the same day. The entire valuation and analysis process is transparent and open – it is possible to observe it.
We operate quickly, efficiently, legally, with care for the client – that’s why we are one of the leaders on the market.
Make an appointment with us for wholesale delivery (over 150 items) and see how we work!
Tel. + 48 604 611 917
We invite you to cooperation!