Top Industry Award for DME Tyres
DME Tyres has scooped an accolade by winning the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA)’s Audit Excellence Award for 2006. The award, which recognises and rewards the most professional approach to compliance and best practice in waste tyre collection and reprocessing, was presented to DME’s managing director Ken Plaster and commercial director Bill Clarke at the Rubber Industry Dinner held in Solihull last month.
Members of the TRA collect 80 per cent of all the UK’s used tyres. Since the implementation of the EU’s Landfill Directive regarding waste tyres in 2003, they have been responsible for providing audited, traceable records to the TRA every six months. Most importantly, companies’ reprocessing trails are independently audited every three years.
The award is a valuable prize in the waste tyre collection industry, as Ken Plaster notes: “This is a massive achievement for us. We have an excellent reputation in the industry for quality and traceability and it’s great that this has been recognised with the presentation of this award.
“Traceability is a key element in any waste company’s remit, and the July landfill ban on shredded tyres has further enhanced its importance. DME is delighted to have been singled out for this award.”
DME handles around 1200 tonnes of tyres per month, the majority of which are used in cement incineration. Established in 1980, the company is based at Burntwood Business Park in Staffordshire.