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Transparency & Trust: RIMECO’s Commitment to Responsible Recycling

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Responsible Recycling: The Power of Documentation

Proper documentation and certifications are integral to RIMECO’s operations, ensuring that every aspect of handling waste and scrap metal is conducted with the highest standards of safety, quality, and environmental responsibility.

Our facility is accredited with ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 9001 for quality management, guaranteeing the purity and sustainability of our processes. By maintaining meticulous records and certifications, we uphold transparency and accountability, ensuring that every transaction and process meets regulatory and industry standards.

This commitment to documentation not only enhances trust with our partners but also reinforces our dedication to promoting a sustainable future through responsible recycling practices.

Finding potential where others see waste

Scrap metal, often overlooked, holds hidden value that we specialise in uncovering. We deal in a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, from steel products and reusable materials to foundry scrap and even granulated cable plastics.

Whether you’re looking to offload excess materials or source high-quality metals for your next project, RIMECO is your one-stop shop.

Our advanced processing facilities ensure the highest quality materials, making us your trusted partner for reliable and efficient metal trading. Join us in promoting sustainability and maximizing the value of your metal resources.

From Trader to Trailblazer:
RIMECO Reimagines Metal Recycling

RIMECO’s legacy in scrap iron and metal trading stretches back to 1888. While our expertise in market dynamics secured our place as an industry leader, we recognized a higher calling in today’s world: sustainability.

That’s why RIMECO has undergone a bold transformation – from a trading company to a cutting-edge processing powerhouse. We’ve invested heavily in state-of-the-art recycling facilities, tackling complex and “low-value” scrap that others turn away. We extract and refine valuable resources, minimizing waste and driving environmental progress.

This isn’t just about our business; it’s about pioneering a circular economy where resources get a second life.  

Our evolution from trade to process-driven powerhouse signifies our unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, and creating value from what was once deemed waste.

Join RIMECO on the path to a greener future.

Rimeco focuses on high-value recycling

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RIMECO focuses on high-value recycling

In recent years, Rimeco has intensified its focus on high-value recycling, specifically in the processing and treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our substantial investments in cutting-edge technologies and facilities aim to further solidify our leadership in sustainable metal management. This commitment is in line with our goal to foster a green and sustainable future.

Rimeco is enhancing our focus on steel trading and has over the years become a solid partner within this specialized field, and we see significant potential for growth in promoting a green and sustainable future.

It’s worth noting that many materials we currently recycle would have ended up in landfills or been sent to countries with more lenient environmental policies not long ago.

Fortunately, new agreements are in place to prevent this, and Rimeco is one of the select companies in Europe that is equipped to uphold these standards. As we move forward, our commitment is to safely increase the recycling of materials that are presently considered non-recyclable.

Did you know?

  • 70% of all the steel produced to date is still in use
  • Using steel scrap instead of virgin ore reduces CO2 emissions by 58%
  • Recycling one tonne of steel saves 1.4 tonnes of iron ore, 0.8 tonnes of coal, 0.3 tonnes of limestone and additives, and 1.67 tonnes of CO2
  • Using recycled steel to make new steel reduces air pollution by 86%, water use by 40%, and water pollution by 76%
  • 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today
  • By using aluminium scrap, CO2 emissions can be reduced by 92% compared to raw aluminium
  • Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy needed for primary production

Meet us at BIR World Recycling Convention

Rimeco is looking forward to participating at BIR WORLDRECYCLING CONVENTIONS 2024, which this year takes place here in Denmark 26th – 29th May!

BIR, the Bureau of International Recycling, is the global recycling industry federation representing more than 30,000 companies worldwide. Their members are among the world leaders in the supply of raw materials and play a crucial role in sustainable economic development.

Peter and Klaus from Rimeco will be present at the conference and look forward to meeting many other committed companies. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us, please email Klaus at to secure your time before the conference begins.

We look forward to being part of this important event and exchanging knowledge, ideas and experiences with other global players in the recycling industry. Let’s create a more sustainable future together!🌱♻️

Rimeco turning offshore wind turbine towers into fresh steel

Turning offshore wind turbine towers into fresh steel

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Turning offshore wind turbine towers into fresh steel

14. September 2020

At the moment Esbjerg Harbour is the daily workplace for a handful of our employees. On one of the farthest docks ten offshore wind turbine towers have been brought in from the North Sea. For years they have literally turned the rough western winds into green electricity, but now they are outworn by the harsh, salty environment.

From scrap to fresh steel

They will be replaced by new, larger and even tougher wind-turbines. Our task is to ensure, that the old towers are decommissioned, and that every bit and piece of steel is recycled. We cut the towers into manageable pieces, sort them and ship them off to European steel-mills that will turn them into fresh and usable steel – perhaps some of it will even be used for new wind turbines.

Recycled materials now supply 40 percent of the global raw materials need. We are on a journey towards 100 percent!

Rimeco turning offshore wind turbine towers into fresh steel