Collection from city cleaning and disposal

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SASE permanent exhibition Hall 1

The collection from urban cleaning and waste disposal (SASE) is a study collection of the waste management industry . It was founded in 1997 as a non-profit GmbH (gGmbH) from the sector of urban cleaning and municipal technology manufacturers , its location is Max-Planck-Strasse in Iserlohn .

The main task of SASE is to collect, sift through, evaluate and secure material with a focus on urban cleaning technology and waste management, and to present it in the form of a permanent exhibition on an area of ​​over 3500 m² as well as through series of publications and lectures.

As the first institution of its kind in the world, SASE addresses both the general public and the specialist public. It makes the knowledge of the waste management industry generally usable and forms a platform for encounters between waste disposal specialists, public administration and politics, scientific circles, specialist audiences and visitor groups from Germany and abroad. The SASE is on the one hand a private educational institution (partly with the character of an archive or a museum) and on the other hand an instrument of public relations and image cultivation of the waste management industry.

With the completion of the development phase in mid-2003, the basis for future work was created. SASE had almost 5,000 visitors, conference and seminar participants from the beginning of 2003 to February 2008. Currently, the visitor frequency is an average of 6,500 people a year.

In 2010, SASE was awarded the DIN “Benefit of Standardization” prize by the German Institute for Standardization . The basis for the award was a contribution about the large waste container 240, its historical development and economic importance with special consideration of standardization.

SASE - House of City Cleaners

The SASE works closely with other scientific institutions such as the Institute for Waste Management and Environmental Technology (IFEU), the University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia (FHSWF), the University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen , various ministries of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia , the Federal Association of the German Waste Management Industry (BDE), the Association of Work Equipment and municipal vehicle industry (VAK), the quality association for waste and recyclable materials (GGAWB), the municipal engineering standards committee (NKT) and ENTSORGA gGmbH.

SASE - Forum of City Cleaners

The “Forum der Städtereiniger” is a new SASE building that has seminar rooms, a conference room and presentation areas. The branch initiative “Climate Protection through Circular Economy” KdK eV also has its office in the “Forum of Urban Cleaners”.

SASE - permanent exhibition

Motto: “My city should be clean!” - Perspectives on urban environmental protection

SASE has set itself the task of answering the question of the “why” and “how” of urban cleaning, ie which framework conditions and requirements have led to which solutions in the areas of waste collection and waste transport, street cleaning and sewer services. The presentation of the technology, the organization and the change in the work processes is just as much a goal as the elaboration of the complex influencing factors from politics, law, society and urban development.

The exhibits - e.g. B. over 40 vehicles, functional models, installations, documents and explanations in pictures and text - form individual exhibition units and show the development lines of technology and framework conditions from the middle of the 19th century to the present. The exhibition is designed to be self-explanatory. Thanks to the various levels of communication - from "hands-on activities" to complex graphics - guided tours for groups can be tailored to their level of knowledge, age, etc.

SASE exhibit Krupp sweeper at the State Horticultural Show Hemer 2010

The exhibition is divided into the following units:

  • Basics
  • Urban development
    • City history and sanitation from the Middle Ages to the present
  • Waste collection and transport
    • From the systemless beginnings to the peak of system ash removal
    • The way to waste management and environmental protection
    • Circular economy and disposal logistics
    • Resource management
  • Sewer services / wet area
    • From the sludge removal vehicle and manual labor to the automated high-pressure flushing and suction vehicle
  • Street cleaning
  • logistics

In 2018 the exhibition was modernized and expanded. In addition to the previous focus, the new exhibition presents the contribution of waste management to climate protection. Additional exhibits, models and display boards illustrate the content and context of the exhibition.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ German Institute for Standardization: Benefits of Standardization - Prize Winners 2010 , accessed on July 19, 2011

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