Shredding medical & hazardous waste

Our shredders are perfectly suited for the tough and aggressive materials found in hospitals and other hazardous waste.

UNTHA shredders can be used for processing decontaminated infections waste or can be integrated directly into a waste shredding and decontamination system. After processing, the material is unrecognizable and is suitable for disposal with ordinary waste.

Find the right shredder

Find the right shredder

Our shredders for medical & hazardous waste


Specific characteristics

Medical and other hazardous wastes include a wide range of infections and otherwise hazardous materials. These materials require special handling to ensure that there is no chance of environmental contamination.

  • Depending on the waste type or classification, the hospital may disinfect waste on site or store it for off-site handling.

  • Changing circumstances like the current pandemic can cause the types and amount of waste to change, such as the current influx of test materials and PPE, all of which need to be disposed of safely and properly.


The solution

Along with hospital waste, many other types of hazardous waste exist that also require special handling.

  • Hazardous waste can range from workshop waste to used oil filters or chemical drums.

  • UNTHA shredders ensure complete and contained destruction of contaminated materials.

UNTHA four shaft shredders have proven their ability to shred the toughest materials over the past 50 years. Our customers rely on the low maintenance requirements and relatively quiet and low dust generation, which improve the customer’s operating environment.

Properly processed, this type of waste can be used as RDF or disposed of with everyday waste.

Additional applications

Additional applications

Discover our full range of applications
Rubber & tyres

Rubber waste, and scrap tyres in particular, are a major problem worldwide. Every year, around one billion used tyres need to be disposed of, with the lion’s share being dumped in landfill sites. 

Rubber & tyres
Commercial & industrial waste

Commercial and industrial waste is collected separately according to the respective components before being processed and reintroduced into the raw material cycle (recycling), or recovered for thermal recycling or for energetic utilisation (substitute fuels).

C&I waste
Product destruction

Professional destruction and recycling of waste from manufacturing processes is carried out in the highly sensitive field of product destruction.

Product destruction
Pulper ropes

Pulper ropesaccumulate during the production of paper - or, more precisely, during the recycling of waste paper. Half of these so-called rejects generally consist of metal, which is why their processing is particularly arduous and challenging.

Pulper ropes
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