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Shredding Makes the Most of the Resources

Shredding Makes the Most of the Resources
16 Feb 2021  |
It must be clear to everyone that the hard-pressed climate is the most important agenda of our time. Recycling our waste is a crucial step towards sustainability.

We must act now, and we must do so in a wide range of areas if we are to succeed in the green transition. A reduced intake of meat, reduced fossil fuel emissions, sustainable shopping habits, and far better recycling of resources are just some of the most important cornerstones that will take all of us one step closer to a planet in balance. In Metso Outotec Waste Recycling, vegetables have long played a major role in our lunch buffet. Still, this is not where we make the biggest difference to the climate.

The technology is in place

Metso Outotec Waste Recycling are experts in extracting resources from any waste fraction – and have joined the fight on all continents. It is well known that our machines are among the most efficient on the market when it comes to ensuring a homogeneous supply of shredded waste for Waste to Energy plants.  We are also frontrunners when it comes to more challenging fractions such as Railway sleepers, Bulky Waste, C&I and C&D. Here, an efficient shredding is extremely crucial when resources are to be sent into circulation. Virtually almost everything can be recycled – either in the form of direct recycling of the materials (such as concrete) or as a substitute for raw materials in new construction projects.

“At Metso Outotec Waste Recycling, we have solutions to virtually all challenges in waste management. Our many years in the market mean that we have handled a wide range of tasks for small and large customers around the world.” Says General Sale Manager, Metso Outotec Waste Recycling

In the end, the good arguments are queuing up when it comes to recycling Bulky Waste, C&I and C&D, but efficiency starts with the shredding of the waste. This is a cornerstone in order to ensure the further processing. Shredding increases capacity because sorting becomes much easier when large items are shredded into smaller, manageable materials.

In addition, there are large savings to be had from shredding the waste before it is transported on to the plants that will recycle the resources.

Here is a selection of the customers we have helped with some of the more challenging factions:


Operating in over 300 locations throughout the UK Sita provides an extensive range of managed services. Part of the overall waste strategy for London, the station is set on increasing recycling rates up to 50% on an annual basis. Efficient and reliable shredding is a necessary element of this process. But for Sita efficiency is also strongly associated with onsite mobility. It is also the reason why Sita chose Metso’s superior mobile M&J PreShred 4000.


Marius Pedersen process bulk waste for a municipal incineration facility at Lisbjerg.

Following primary sorting and using the new Metso M&J PreShred 4000S, the plant can reduce waste elements to particles smaller than 300 mm which are then moved directly to the incinerator on a conveyer belt. The newly developed cutting system enables Marius Pedersen to guarantee a uniform output, allowing stable conveyor belt operation without downtime.


N15 Technology faced some challenges when it came to shredding certain difficult industrial waste fractions. As a result, it was decided to find an effective pre-shredder to handle the task. At the same time, the company wanted to produce RDF of less than 100 mm. The choice fell on M&J PreShred 1000 – 7 knife configurations. A stationary model which can be adapted to individual needs – with respect to both RDF materials, grain size and capacity.


ResourceCo and Cleanaway Waste Management have teamed up to open the country’s largest resource recovery facility incorporating Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF). The market’s highest reliability and impressive output (up to 50 tons per hour) placed M&J PreShred 6000S at the forefront of the queue when the time came to select a PreShredder for the new factory. It can practically eat through all kinds of materials.

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Your leading expert in waste shredding M&J Recycling – the former Metso Waste Recycling – specializes in the design and manufacture of industrial waste shredders to reduce the size of waste materials effectively and reliably....

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