Both photo laboratories and photography shops use liquids that are hazardous for the environment. However, these solutions also contain the valuable precious metal silver. We guarantee that all photographic liquids are treated using environmentally sound processes and – thanks to our years of experience – that practically all of the silver can be recovered.
We recycle film and photographic chemicals using a complex, multi-stage treatment process. Both the plastic and the silver that we recover are well known for their high purity levels and are in high demand, particularly among our industrial clients. As we have extensive facilities, we are able to help whenever you need us – no matter whether it involves a large-scale or urgent order. Our services start right from the moment we collect your materials: we use specialist vehicles that are equipped with pump units, registration systems and chemical-resistant synthetic flooring as well as integrated emergency containers. All of our drivers have experience of handling hazardous substances and have all been issued a certificate in accordance with the European Agreement on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (ADR). Other advantages:
Different types of input material must undergo different types of processes – starting with the way it is delivered, all the way through to the way the precious metals are recovered. We have put together a description of the process stages used for a number of materials relevant to your industry. This list of input materials is by no means complete – it merely aims to provide a few examples.
We place huge importance on running a business that is both transparent and fair. Each individual stage of the process is documented in detail – all the way through to the final recovery stage and payment procedure – and, if you want, you can visit us to see exactly how we work. We are also able to take samples of your materials at your business whenever you wish – either as a random test or to check each and every batch. If you wish, we can also provide you with written proof of all the analysis results in addition to the consignment collection note. Of course, our final payment scheme is just as precise and reliable as each individual recycling process. Various options are possible – payment can be given either in a physical form as ingots or granules or as a financial sum in line with the current market prices. Alternatively, we can set up an account in your name in which we record the weight of the precious metal we have recovered for you and which is then paid to you whenever you request us to do so.
We have been accredited by the LBMA. Our silver ingots can be traded all around the world
There is no safer place for your precious metals than at our facility. The whole of the building is effectively a maximum security unit – including a comprehensive 24-hour alarm and CCTV surveillance system, concrete walls, bullet-proof windows and a 5-metre fence around the whole of the grounds. Maximum security levels are implemented inside the building as well. Double-door systems have been installed throughout the facility and all doors fitted out with electronic locks. An extensive accreditation system applies to all areas of the premises. Visitors may only enter the grounds accompanied by a member of staff and a visitor’s pass must be approved and issued by at least two employees. Top security measures for your material: all incoming and outgoing materials are weighed and registered throughout the whole of the recycling and recovery process – for each individual customer and for each individual batch. All precious metals are stored in our central vault which also has an electronic lock and can only be opened by the security officer authorised to do so.