Complex / hazardous waste

Complex waste, rich in potential

To many people, some materials are considered too complex to shred. Hazardous waste is deemed too corrosive, bulky waste is perceived as unshreddable, and medical waste must be bagged and carefully disposed of to prevent contamination. But rather than sending these difficult-to-decompose materials to landfill, it is possible to prioritize a recycling or energy recovery route instead. If only you can find a shredder tough enough for the job…

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  • Why shred complex / hazardous waste?

    If complex wastes such as uPVC windows or mattresses are shredded, it is possible to liberate and extract valuable composite resources from these bulky items, which can then be used in recycling or remanufacturing.

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  • Why shred complex / hazardous waste?

    From button cells to EV power sources, the relatively short lifespan of batteries means a large volume are discarded in the USA every single day. But due to their heavy metal and toxic chemical content, their safe disposal is critical. A regulated shredding process forms a crucial part of a carefully-controlled recycling process, to maximize the reclamation of valuable metals and prevent hazardous materials from entering soil and water courses.

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  • Why shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Medical waste can admittedly be a chemically aggressive material stream, but as a nation, do we want sanitary products and surgical dressings slowly rotting on a landfill site? Or, would we rather shred such high calorific value materials to ensure their safe use via the Waste to Energy market, or their sterilization for ordinary disposal?

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  • Why shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Whether hazardous waste containers such as IBC drums are to be incinerated or otherwise processed, reliable handling equipment is required to ‘destroy’ these complex and often heavily-contaminated materials. Shredding represents one of the safest disposal routes, even for metal and plastic drums filled with bio-waste, sludges, paints and other hazardous materials.

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  • Why shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Despite stringent waste segregation methodologies within industries such as the medical sector, the fast-paced, human-centric nature of the hospital environment means objects like sharps can sometimes end up in a bin meant only for surgical gowns or condemned linen. Shredding helps liberate and separate such materials from the incorrect stream.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    We’ve engineered cutter configurations specifically for these aggressive waste streams, with mechanical seals, bearings and gearboxes protected from any ingress of corrosive materials. This adds to the reliability of our sturdy shredders.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    With varying loading apertures, our shredders can handle even bulky complex / hazardous wastes with ease. This means even materials considered as ‘unshreddable’ – such as large mattresses, tough pulper ropes / rigger wire, drums filled with hazardous substances, and uPVC window frames – can be processed, without fuss, and the materials liberated for recycling / energy recovery.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    The contents of complex and hazardous waste streams can never be guaranteed so we’ve designed robust foreign object protection mechanisms so that unexpected items – even as tricky as a titanium hip – can be extracted with ease, without any machine damage.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Our shredders are low speed and high torque. This means less noise, dust and vibration, which makes for a safer shredding process with low emissions, without any detriment on throughputs.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Our technology is engineered for a precision shred, so whether you’re processing complex / hazardous waste for recycling, energy recovery or volume reduction, we can guarantee the exact output particle you’re looking for.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Our complex / hazardous waste shredders are built with easy maintenance in mind. This means maximum uptime, minimum machine ingress and low whole life running costs.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Our shredders don’t carry the lowest price tag, but they have been proven to handle highly complex and ultra-hazardous waste streams, not only throughout the USA but across the globe. This gives ultimate peace of mind for organizations seeking robust equipment that can deliver for years to come.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred complex / hazardous waste?

    Some clients have asked us to design turnkey solutions complete with separation equipment to maximize material recovery rates and ensure a safe, high quality shredding process.

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Which complex / hazardous wastes can we shred?

Our range of complex / hazardous waste shredders

Albus Environmental

"This is a complex waste stream, which requires robust, proven technology with intelligently engineered cutter configurations, to achieve a quality shred. UNTHA's technology satisfies all of the requirements of medical waste shredding, and more!"

Steve Clarke