Biebesheim Disposal Centre

As an easily accessible location between Frankfurt and Mannheim, the municipality of Biebesheim in the State of Hesse offers an ideal framework for processing customer disposal orders. Short routes to the A5 and A67 motorways along with our own railway link assure rapid deliveries from all over Germany. In order to offer a comprehensive range of hazardous waste disposal services, HIM is currently offering four different specialised facilities in Biebesheim.

In the hazardous waste incineration plant, wastes are treated by means of high-temperature incineration that destroys hazardous substances.

The emulsion separation plant splits emulsions and other organic-water mixtures into two fractions: An organic, combustible fraction and water of useable quality.

The integrated pre-treatment plant crushes containers and other bulky waste for easier combustion in the downstream high-temperature incineration plant.

In the storage and transshipment installation, various types of waste are received, temporarily stored and, if applicable, pre-treated, sorted, conditioned and repackaged in order to meet the requirements of the respective final treatment plant.

The Disposal Process

Waste management is much more than the actual treatment of wastes. In the Biebesheim disposal centre, we treat the supplied materials with due diligence, disposing of them properly and safely in the best interests of our customers and the environment. The potential negative impact of hazardous substances is effectively eliminated.
The typical disposal process includes the following steps:


Prior to Delivery
Based on the initial analysis of a waste sample, the HIM sales department establishes to which plant and under what acceptance conditions the waste will be delivered; a certificate of disposal is prepared in accordance with legal requirements. Receiving inspection tests are also defined at this stage.

Analysis / Receiving Inspection
The analysis of incoming goods is reconciled with the customer and waste data recorded in the certificate of disposal. Then the receiving laboratory establishes the corresponding storage location as well as the safety measures required for unloading and storage.

Our qualified, experienced, specialised personnel on site is responsible for receiving waste at defined storage locations (tank farm, paste storage, solid waste bunker, container storage or special loads station).




Our Disposal Catalogue (Selection)

Examples of the waste types treated in the facilities of the Biebesheim disposal centre include the following:

  • Lacquers and paints
  • Glues and waxes
    • Laboratory and fine chemicals
    • Pesticides
      • Absorption and filter materials
      • Production and distillation residues
        • Rinsing liquids and concentrates
        • Acidic waste water and solvents
          • Contaminated packaging and materials
          • Waste containing PCBs
            • Oil / water mixtures
            • Emulsions and oil trap contents
              • Expired pharmaceuticals
              • Infectious waste

                An exact list of disposal codes is included as an attachment to the waste management company certificate.






                Systems Engineering

                Approximately 120,000 tonnes of hazardous waste are professionally treated and disposed of annually in the state-of-the-art hazardous waste incineration plant in Biebesheim. All types of solid, liquid and pasty wastes along with wastes in containers from commercial and industrial customers as well as municipalities are accepted. Reactive, acidic, highly toxic and gaseous wastes are safely transferred to the incineration plant via the adjacent special loads station. Containers of liquids and gases with a volume of up to 5 m3 can be accepted at the special loads station.

                The delivered materials are incinerated at high temperatures in powerful rotary kilns and transformed into chemically stable solid incineration residues. A downstream flue gas purification plant filters and washes the resulting flue gases in several steps, thus reducing emissions to a minimum.



                The downstream flue gas purification process is much more involved than incineration itself. Thanks to ongoing investments and process optimisation, HIM operates a state-of-the-art facility with the highest disposal safety and quality standards.



                Biebesheim Hazardous waste incineration plant

                More information and technical details are found on the multimedia CD.



                Storage / Transshipment Installation

                In the storage and transshipment installation, wastes are received as bulk goods in IBCs or barrels following an incoming goods inspection and temporarily stored in covered storage areas. The wastes are sorted, conditioned, repackaged and assembled into larger shipments as needed before sending them to one of our plants or a selected cooperation partner.


                Biebesheim Integrated Pre-Treatment Plant

                The central element of the pre-treatment plant is a powerful shredder that reliably crushes waste. With a drive rating of 300 kW, the machine even shreds containers up to a size of 1000 litres with hardened contents. Bulk waste is also accepted along with barrels up to a capacity of 200 litres, waste in bulk containers (ASP, IBC) and empty containers with residual contents.

                The plant has its own bunker for bulky solids and a separate container hoist. Contaminated waste gas from within the shredder is incinerated in the hazardous waste incineration plant.


                The Emulsion Separation Plant

                In the emulsion separation plant, organically charged waste water is treated in such a way that once the mixture has been separated, the contaminated organic material is disposed of in the hazardous waste incineration plant and the treated water is reused within the plant.

                After the waste has been transferred to the separate tank farm, sand and other coarse solid particles are first filtered out. Before the material is treated through evaporation, the mixtures stored in the tanks are separated by centrifugation in a three-phase decanter into free oil, water and fine solids. The oils and solids are transferred to the hazardous waste incineration plant. The water as a whole, which contains residual oils and other organic and inorganic impurities, is then separated into usable water (condensate) and residue (concentrate) in the multistage evaporator installation. The concentrate is also disposed of in the hazardous waste incineration plant. The condensate is used as industrial water at the site, for cooling incinerator slag and for cleaning the interiors of tank trucks and IBCs.





                Biebesheim Emulsion Separation Plant



                Plant Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Emissions

                Plant safety and occupational health & safety are top priorities for HIM.

                Employee qualifications for the safe handling of hazardous substances and the operation of equipment are assured by regular training and education as well as fire protection exercises.

                Technical and organisational measures for handling hazardous substances have been implemented so that the impact on employees, third parties and the environment due to disruptions of normal operations is kept to a minimum. Storing and transferring wastes in largely self-contained systems keeps employee contact with waste materials to a minimum.