Usage regulations for the Salzbergen Thermal Waste Treatment Plant

(Status: January 2021)

1 General

1.1 The Salzbergen Thermal Waste Treatment Plant – referred to in the following as the TAS – is located at D-48499 Salzbergen, Neuenkirchenerstr. 8

1.2 The TAS accepts waste from public regional authorities, industrial and commercial companies in consideration of the legal provisions regarding waste disposal.

2 Condition of the waste

2.1 Waste that is listed in the approved waste type catalogue and the conditions of acceptance of the TAS may be accepted (see separate documents). There must be no risk of negative effects on persons or objects from the waste during delivery, storage or incineration.

2.2 If additional costs are incurred by the TAS through the delivery of inappropriate waste, such as for the disposal of waste that is not in line with specifications, contaminants (including disinfection, if necessary) or firefighting operations, these will be charged to the deliverer.

3 Delivery times and conduct on the company premises

3.1 Opening times for delivery are as follows: Monday – Friday 7 am - 5 pm.

3.2 If so required, waste can be delivered at other times after prior agreement. Information on this is available from the Waste Management Logistics department.

3.3 The stipulations of the German road traffic regulations (Straßenverkehrsordnung, StVO) apply within the company premises for all traffic participants and pedestrians. Deliverers and visitors are obliged to observe the traffic and other signs and the prohibition signs.

3.4 Appropriate vehicles must be used for transporting the waste; they must adhere to the road traffic regulations and the accident prevention regulations for vehicles and waste disposal. The vehicles must be able to be emptied with the help of motor and/or hydraulic drives. Vehicles must not be emptied manually for safety reasons.

3.5 Particular attention must be paid when driving into the manoeuvring and tipping areas.

3.6 When reversing vehicles on the premises of the TAS, it must be ensured that no one is endangered. For this purpose, suitable mirrors or reversing cameras, which enable the vehicle driver to see the danger area, must be used on trucks. The driver of the vehicle is responsible for compliance with this safety regulation.

3.7 Any contamination that is caused in the tipping area when unloading the waste must be removed by the deliverer.

3.8 All vehicles that transport waste must be weighed on the company's weighing machine. When driving onto the machine, drivers must follow the instructions of the personnel and the traffic light system located there.

3.9 Avoid standing in the unloading and loading points unnecessarily. Transport vehicle drivers must do everything required to prevent accidents.

3.10 It is not permitted to enter buildings or plants located outside the delivery points of the TAS. This applies in particular to dangerous areas such as the bulky waste cutter.

3.11 Details regarding safe behaviour on the plant premises are contained in the operating regulations. This is handed out to every deliverer and visitor at the entrance gate and is attached here. Instructions from TAS personnel must be followed at all costs.

4 General terms and conditions regarding the acceptance of waste

4.1 The operator is not obliged to accept waste constantly, especially not if the plant malfunctions or is overloaded.

4.2 Each deliverer of waste is obliged to check that his delivery corresponds to the conditions required by the TAS. He must provide information about the type, condition and amount of the delivered waste on request of the TAS.

4.3 TAS personnel are entitled to check the waste. If necessary, waste can be rejected in part or in whole.

4.4 TAS also reserves the right to reject waste, stating a reason such as if it is not listed in the type catalogue, even after it has been unloaded.

4.5 Private deliveries cannot be accepted.

5 Transfer of ownership

5.1 The waste becomes the property of the TAS when unloaded.

5.2 The transfer of ownership excludes all materials that are not authorised for incineration according to the TAS waste type catalogue or are rejected for other reasons.

6 Liability

6.1 Persons entering and using the TAS do so at their own risk. The TAS assumes no liability for accidents involving persons or objects or any other harmful events in the entire TAS area.

6.2 Any liability on the part of the TAS for simple negligence on the part of their personnel or their agents is expressly excluded.

6.3 Each deliverer assumes full guarantee that the waste delivered fulfils the conditions of acceptance required by the TAS in each given case. The deliverer is liable even without fault in the case of damage caused by delivery of waste that is excluded from delivery or for which it turns out that it has harmful effects on persons or objects when stored and incinerated. Furthermore, each deliverer is liable for any damage caused to persons or objects of the TAS, their employees or agents.

6.4 There is no guarantee for the total incineration of the waste or materials delivered. No liability will be assumed for any possible misuse of waste before or after any incomplete incineration.

6.5 The TAS is not liable for costs that arise from the rejection of waste or if acceptance is stopped on account of operational disruptions.

7 Weighing

The weights of the waste are determined by the TAS calibrated weighing machine.

8 Final provision

The place of jurisdiction is Lingen.

SRS EcoTherm GmbH

Dr. Wüllenweber (CEO)
E. Junker (Plant manager)
M. Bünker (Waste manager representative)