Metals

»The first ton of steel was made from ore, and the last ton of steel will some day be made from scrap iron«. 

Berndt Ulrich Scholz

In recent years, steel scrap has become a global commodity which knows no borders. We collect and purchase all types of old and new industrial scrap iron, steel, stainless steel and cast iron, which are then processed into blocks of recycled secondary raw materials in accordance with the international standards and of course in line with the specific requirements of the recycled material buyer.

Iron

Non-ferrous metals

If by recycling one aluminium can the amount of electrical power we save equals the amount of the electrical power needed for a three-hour operation of your TV receiver, imagine how much is saved by recycling one ton (14,000 kWh).

A very convincing argument in support of recycling non-ferrous metals is already their value itself. If we top that up with an enormous saving which is ensured in CO2 emissions, it can be concluded that the future lies in recycling all types of non-ferrous metals. And the best part of it is each one of us can contribute to this story and even receive a monetary reward for doing so.

The company of Dinos d.d. specialises in collecting and processing all categories of non-ferrous scrap metals which include from the most common ones as are aluminium and copper to less frequent ones as are nickel and tin. We also purchase brass and bronze scrap. Our task and responsibility is to sort and clean a vast number of different alloys and prepare these for their reuse in foundries all over Slovenia and also more widely across Europe. A lot of effort and knowledge is invested in this area as also with non-ferrous metals international standards that categorize individual qualities of secondary raw materials must be taken into account.

Copper

Non-metals

1. Paper, plastic, glass and wood

One ton of scrap newspaper saves 16 mature trees in nature.

It is Dinos d.d. that started the initiative of collecting waste paper and glass in Slovenia and with its currently 70-year-old tradition the company continues performing its process of collecting non-metallic materials and waste.

The process of collecting and recycling non-metallic materials has had a long tradition in contributing to a greater protection of the environment as non-metallic materials are among the easiest to recycle. In addition, companies that separate non-metallic waste and materials rationalise the costs of disposal services and in this way help to reduce the amounts of waste disposal in general.

At Dinos we provide the service of collecting all types of old paper, plastic, wood and glass. These are then processed into important secondary raw materials for our buyers who reuse them mainly in technical products when it comes to plastic and in recycled paper when it comes to paper, while processed glass is used primarily as insulation in construction.

2. Waste electrical and electronic equipment – WEEE

listed as hazardous wastelisted as hazardous waste

 

Waste electrical and electronic equipment or WEEE represents waste with a very specific content composition and consequently needs to be disposed of separately from other waste. Such products and their packaging must bear a label–crossed out bin, since certain types of such equipment are classified as hazardous waste which may cause serious injury to people or serious damage to nature if not handled correctly.

WEEE is currently the fastest growing waste category which makes care for its disposal of particular relevance.

Dinos collects WEEE as a subcontractor in the joint Zeos and Interseroh scheme respectively.

3. Waste batteries and accumulators

listed as hazardous wastelisted as hazardous waste


Waste batteries and accumulators fall under hazardous waste as they contain heavy metals as are mercury, cadmium, nickel and lithium. This is the reason why we are committed to making sure waste batteries and accumulators do not end up at an inappropriate disposal site where they may pose a risk to us and the environment. On the contrary, such waste needs to be appropriately collected and inspected and safely disposed of.

At Dinos we collect waste batteries and accumulators as a subcontractor in the context of the Trigana and Interseroh as well as other joint schemes respectively.