In order to process complex metallic compounds and consumer waste at the end of life cycles (old vehicles, electronic scrap etc.), the Trier and Eberswalde sites have shredder facilities to crush the relevant incoming materials or dismantle them into their components.
Then the materials are directly separated into iron, metal and non-metal fractions. The resulting ferrous fractions corresponds to the quality criteria of European scrap type E40. All other output fractions are subjected to further separation at the relevant sites to separate and recycle all materials eligible for recirculation as far as possible.