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TSR is constantly looking at finding ways to make its customers’ lives easier. It has now launched its new METAL BOX system which small businesses and workshops can use to store their scrap metal so that it can be sent straight to recycling facilities. This service reduces its customers’ workload, saves them money and allows them to spend more time on their core business.
Practically every type of workshop and small business generates a wide range of scrap metal that needs to be professionally recycled. In the past, these businesses had to take these materials to a scrapyard themselves or wait for a scrap dealer to visit them. TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG has now created yet another service for its customers: THE METAL BOX – a clever and yet very simple idea.
The open, standardised plastic pallet boxes are set up inside the workshops. Able to store around 1m3 of material, they can be used for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The box is then collected and exchanged for an empty one either on a regular basis or when the customer calls. The contents are checked and weighed on site when the box is collected.
Using box lorries, the full containers are transported to a TSR branch where the contents are separated according to type and individually weighed. This enables the company to determine the exact value of the different types of metal. This information is then used to issue the credit notes and invoices. “This means we have a totally transparent and easy-to-understand system which also includes all the waste management documents that are required by the various authorities,” explained Christian Blackert, head of key account management & services at TSR.
The pilot phase began in Dortmund in May with the company being supported by REMONDIS’ sales staff. Now also found in Koblenz, TSR’s overall goal is to offer THE METAL BOX to all its customers across the whole of the country.
THE METAL BOX takes up very little space, is easy to fill and can be moved with a pallet truck.
The association for plumbing, heating and air-conditioning technology responsible for the towns of Dortmund and Lünen has also decided to deploy this clever system for separating their recyclables: five boxes are currently being used at its apprenticeship workshop. “They save us time which means we have more time for our apprentices,” explained Joachim Susewind, managing director of the association. “The fact that we are also helping to protect the environment and conserve natural resources at the same time is an added bonus.” Several member firms have followed suit and are now also using the METAL BOX.