We only accept the usual ferro and non-ferro metals, cables, lead batteries, catalysts and circuit boards. Our staff is qualified – based on material knowledge and experience – to accept or reject a load of metals. We do not accept materials containing dangerous, harmful and polluting components such as asbestos, chrome 6 paint layers, batteries, oil residue, undefinable fluids, closed tanks, plastic, rubber (tyres), dirt, concrete, soil, sand, car wrecks etc. Please refer to web page “metals we do not purchase” (link) for an overview of all materials. If we are confronted with costs for clearance and/or disposal will be charged to the supplier.
All goods will be weighed after inspection/acceptance. Geelhoed has two modern weigh bridges available. For smaller batches we use two scales. All weighing equipment is calibrated according to legal regulations.
E. How do we check your metals against our acceptance conditions?
All incoming materials are checked visually. If necessary, a check on radioactivity is performed by using a detection device that measures ionising radiation.
In most cases, the quality of the materials can be assessed immediately. We only take samples of metals if there is doubt with regard to their composition. We can assess the composition by using analysis tools. These cases mostly concern alloys of primary metals such as copper, aluminium and steel.
We do not accept batches that have been weighed – on a bridge or scale – and registered, if it becomes apparent after unloading that they do not meet the acceptance conditions. We will keep a register of these batches. If a batch is rejected, it will be returned to the owner or brought to an approved processor, at the owner’s costs.
In case of radioactive contamination we will proceed according to the government’s regulation ‘detection of radioactive scrap material’, in force since 1 January 2003.
Prices our buyers pay (thus prices we are able to pay you) depend on the quality of the delivered materials. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that your batch meets our requirements. Moreover, our duty of care for the safety and health of our staff, clients and neighbours and the environment is equally important.