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Auditing, Controlling & Sorting (ACS) Services

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Waste is a subjective and inaccurate term as waste to one person is not waste to another. It can be quantified by size or weight, but there is a big difference between both approaches. Organic waste for instance is much heavier when it is wet, while plastic and glass bottles can have different weights but the same size. Furthermore, the definition of waste and what falls into waste categories also varies from country to country, making the complete picture even more complex. Because of the inconsistencies, extrapolation of data from one country to another or from one waste type to another is not possible. Therefore, and as waste identification is regularly used to determine and, if possible, optimize waste collection and treatment, precise and reliable data on the composition is in those cases of utmost importance. In this context, OWS offers services in determining the composition of waste with the precision and discipline of a laboratory.

Analyses on plastic, glass, metal, paper, organic waste, mixed waste,… have been performed several times. Also the technical analysis and evaluation of the waste treatment processes and installations is a part of the services of ACS.

  • Administrative auditing (controlling the accuracy of data combined with a technical-operational comprehension)
  • Inventory of different waste streams
  • Technical analysis and evaluation of waste treatment processes and – installations
  • Certified and Qualified WEEELABEX auditor (conducting batch tests  and Conformity Verification to WEEELABEX standards of treatment operators / processes of WEEE)

Quality controls, inspections & analysis of different waste streams

Quality control of different collection systems of various waste streams

  • Follow-up and evaluation of collection methods
  • Monitoring the purity of industrial and domestic waste streams
  • Analysis of composition of different waste streams

Analyses can be performed on site (on location) or off site (at OWS’ laboratory and premises). The ACS team counts about 15 employees and is fully equipped for different types of analyses and audits:

  • A (delivery) van with a transporter loading bridge for large scale analyses
  • A (smaller) van for more small scale analyses
  • Mobile trans pallet balances (max. 250-500 kg)
  • Smaller balances (max. 6-60 kg)
  • Recipients of different volumes and sizes
  • Sorting tables
  • Standard safety equipment

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