Disposal logistics

The last link in the logistics chain - disposal logistics

Disposal logistics is the last link in the entire logistics chain. The aim is to dispose of all production residues that cannot be recycled as cost-effectively as possible.

In order to fulfill this basic task, waste is collected, sorted, stored and transported away for final disposal or recycling. As these are costly matters, care is taken during procurement and distribution to minimize waste at the end of the process.

The tasks of waste disposal logistics

Various objectives are pursued in waste disposal logistics. These include:

  • Waste disposal
  • Avoidance / reduction of waste
  • Organization of the company's own waste disposal system
  • Proof of disposal for hazardous goods

How is a distinction made in waste disposal logistics?

The type of disposal logistics can be differentiated according to various criteria:

  • The orderly disposal of waste (movable property)
  • The orderly disposal of exhaust air
  • The orderly disposal of wastewater
  • Complete or partial reuse (recycling)
  • The recycling of packaging and means of transportation (empties)


Disposal logistics

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