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Waste management

REKS stands for sustainable disposal

Our lives and economies leave behind residues, some of which are unavoidable. It is therefore all the more important to deal with them responsibly. K+S has bundled its waste management activities in a new company to become even more efficient in the demanding waste management market: REKS GmbH & Co. KG. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of K+S and a certified specialist waste management company, REKS provides solutions in the areas of disposal, covering of potash tailings piles, as well as complete services relating to the recycling of saline aluminum slag. 

Waste managment solutions

The right solution for your requirements

The characteristics of your waste determine the best way of disposal. REKS will find the best solution for you. Thanks to the unique and diverse infrastructure of K+S, REKS offers its customers an extraordinary range of disposal options.

Underground disposal

Long-term safety

Underground disposal

The safest place for environmentally hazardous waste is one of our underground waste disposal sites. In disused sections of our potash mines, the materials are isolated from the biosphere by layers of rock and salt several hundred meters thick, waterproof and gas-tight. With the two K+S underground waste disposal sites Herfa-Neurode and Zielitz, REKS offers you both enormous capacity and flexible delivery options. The underground disposal site is the safest place for your hazardous waste.

Underground recovery

Disposal & benefits

Hero underground recovery

Underground recovery is the best available technology for an optimal combination of benefit and disposal. We utilize the structural-physical properties of less contaminated waste to secure areas of mines at risk of subsidence. REKS has decades of steadily growing expertise in underground recovery. Depending on the properties of the waste and the nature of the cavity to be backfilled, the methods of stacking backfill, slurry backfill and drop backfill are used.

Secondary aluminum REKAL

Use every element

Secondary aluminum REKAL

REKS is the only company to offer the secondary aluminum industry a complete package: the supply of high-quality smelting salts, the recycling of the salt slag, the extraction of aluminum granulate and the disposal of aluminum filter dust. With REKS you have one contact for all questions concerning the REKAL business.

Tailings pile covering

New habitat emerges

Tailings pile covering

The extraction of potash salts produces solid residues which are stockpiled in accordance with the state of the art technology. As compensation for the impact on nature, REKS, together with K+S, is committed to the recultivation of the potash tailings piles. By recycling residual materials in the cover layers, natural resources and landfill capacities are conserved - and, at the same time, an ecologically valuable project for the promotion of biodiversity is created.

Disposal sites

Easily accessible from everywhere

Our sites are centrally and conveniently situated. REKS checks your requirements and offers you the best way.

Underground disposal

Underground Waste Disposal Herfa-Neurode
Address
Herfagrund
36266 Heringen
Germany
Underground Waste Disposal Plant Zielitz
Address
Farsleber Str. 1
39326 Zielitz
Germany

Underground recovery

Underground Recovery Plant Hattorf
Address
Nipper Straße 33
36269 Philippsthal
Germany
Underground Recovery Plant Wintershall
Address
Herfagrund
36266 Heringen
Germany
Underground Recovery Plant Unterbreizbach
Address
B84 zwischen Sünna und Buttlar auf halber Strecke abfahren
36414 Unterbreizbach
Germany
Underground Recovery Plant Bernburg
Address
Kustrenaer Weg 7
06406 Bernburg
Germany
Underground Recovery Plant Zielitz
Address
Farsleber Str. 1
39326 Zielitz
Germany

Other locations

REKAL®-Plant Sigmundshall
Address
Tienberg 25
31515 Wunstorf
Germany
Downloads

Important documents at a glance

Below, you will find all neccessary documents for your delivery.

Conditions of acceptance

Hazardous incident reports

Certifications

Certifications at a glance

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 Certificate

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH

ISO 9001 Certificate

Zielitz plant, underground storage

Qualified Waste Management Facility

Certificate Qualified Waste Management

REKS GmbH & Co. KG, Kassel

Certificate Qualified Waste Management

K+S-Baustoffrecycling-GmbH, Sehnde

Certificate Qualified Waste Management

REKAL-Sigmundshall plant

Certificate Qualified Waste Management

Werra plant, Herfa-Neurode underground storage

Certificate Qualified Waste Management

Zielitz plant, underground storage

Certificate Qualified Waste Management

Werra plant, underground recovery
Intermediary contingent

Conditions and availability of intermediary quota

Here you can find information on providing capacity to work with intermediaries.

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH shall hold capacity totalling 50,000 tonnes per annum for the recovery of hazardous residues from flue gas cleaning in its underground recovery facilities for a period of ten years from 29 November 2021, which is intended for cooperation with intermediaries.

Redundancy commitment

Measures to enable redundancies

Here you will find information on enabling redundancies for the disposal of hazardous RGR residues.

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH undertakes from 29 November 2021 for a period of fifteen years to issue acceptance declarations on the recovery of hazardous flue gas cleaning residues to producers located in Germany. The relevant communication with the waste producer is carried out by REKS GmbH & Co. KG.

Contact

We are looking forward to getting in touch with you

REKS GmbH & Co. KG

Veith Wehmeier
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Veit Wehmeier
Head of Sales & Marketing / Sales REKAL
Jerry Steinbach
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Jerry Steinbach
Sales Industry
Gerd Lampel
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Gerd Lampel
Sales Industry
Kathrin Bondzio
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Kathrin Bondzio
Sales APCRs
Benedikt Becker
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Benedikt Becker
Sales APCRs
Julia Heide
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Julia Heide
Internal Sales
Marcia Lo Vecchio
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Marcia Lo Vecchio
Marketing / Sales Industry
Arne Schmeisky
REKS GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Arne Schmeisky
Project Development Covering of Tailings Piles