After the entry of the Czech Republic to the EU, a number of European directives and standards have been transposed into our legislative system. These directives and standards permanently affect the activities of many business subjects.
One of them is also European directive No. 2002/96/ES on waste electric and electronic devices (hereinafter as WEEE), which is a part of a law amendment and whose basis lies in the transfer of responsibility for products during their whole life cycle, including the obligation to provide for the recycling of such products, to their producers and importers.
The new legislation also enables producers and importers to select the way of fulfilment of this obligation on the basis of an individual solidary or collective system.
The amendment of the act on waste materials does not impose responsibility only on producers and importers but also on natural persons and legal entities entitled for business activities (end users). These are obliged by the new legislation to finance the recycling of used electric devices (marketed prior 13 August 2005) in defined cases * at their own expenses.
* The obligation applies to end users only in cases when electric devices used by them were marketed prior 13 August 2005 and, simultaneously, used electric devices are not replaced by products of the same type and quantity or by products which have the same function.
Lead Recycling division
Lead Recycling Division deals with the purchase and recycling of lead and lead alloys wastes, which in 80% ofthe cases means used lead batteries. The products range consists of lead and its alloys in ingots.
Product Division deals with the production and sale of a wide spectrum of products on the basis of lead and tin. The whole assortment, which represents approximately 2,000 items, canbe divided into four groups – soft solders, cast alloys, lead products and semi-products made and airgun ammunitions.
The E-scrap division expands the ecological services of the firm to include the processing of discarded wastes of electric and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Precious metals division
Precious Metal division deals with the purchase of, the ecologically harmless use and recycling of wastes (secondary raw materials) containing precious metals (gold, silver, palladium, platinum, rhodium).
Kovohutě Příbram is an important processor of lead waste in the Czech
Republic. Eighty percent of the lead waste generated is lead-acid batteries. We also accept other kinds of waste, such as lead lead, stationary traction batteries and lead-containing dust. Kovohutě Příbram thus provide an important ecological service for the Czech Republic.
We buy and recycle waste containing precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium, platinum or rhodium. It is a wide group of wastes, including sorted waste with precious metals from electrical waste, and copper, Ms, Fe, bronze, sludge, ashes, waste from the photographic industry and wastes from physico-chemical waste treatment (stabilized / solidified wastes) and other wastes containing precious metals.
Kovohutě Příbram as part of its ecological services for a wide area offers the members of OHK Příbram, all entrepreneurs, schools and citizens a collection of all electrical waste incl. lamps and light sources (fluorescent lamps, energy saving bulbs, lamps for distribution or lighting control as well as light bulbs) and other wastes containing mercury.
Kovohutě Příbram offers citizens 24-hour service 7 days a week, when the company can receive and hand over waste for ecological processing. A free electrical waste collection point is located at the company‘s reception. We also buy waste from car wrecks (autocatalysts), all types of classic batteries (dry cells, pencils, etc.) and we recycle polypropylene from lead batteries.
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Lead wastes, Batteries
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E-scrap, Wastes containing Precious Metals, Car Catalyzers, Wastes of Car Wrecks