There are two main types of shredding systems to reduce waste materials.

1: Primary shredding
Reduces materials down to 50mm up to 300mm.

2: Fines shredding
Reduces materials to under 50mm per particle.

Primary shredded waste can be further reduced by Fines shredding.

Your outcome materials can then be cost effectively disposed of or sold for further use.

Recycling shredder machinery is typically used by tree surgeons/ green waste composters, construction companies, waste management companies, waste to energy providers, plastic producers and plastic recyclers.

Materials may be waste wood and vegetation from landscaping and gardening (for chippings and composting) but it may also minimise recycled wood, extracted during demolition.

Shredding can also reduce materials such as plastics as well as cardboard and paper (which can then be used to create Refuse Derived Fuel RDF/ SRF).

To browse options for industrial waste shredders for sale UK (including both Primary Shredding and Fines Shredding), see used equipment or call 01792 702173 discuss your unique needs.

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If you want to know more or wish to speak to an expert please call 01792 702173 or email

Here are just some of the reasons why you should work with Recycling Plant & Machinery


Formed in 1997, RPM has 25+ years of in-house specialist expertise for you to tap into. We are therefore, the UK authority when it comes to the sale and hire of new and used waste recycling equipment.

25+ years experience

We enable you to reduce, reuse and recycle - and gain the best commercial benefit. We have grown up within the recycling industry, we know it inside and out and can advise accordingly.

Fair & Honest Pricing

Our common-sense approach to pricing always ensures a fair deal. This enables you to access the right equipment at the right price to meet your unique needs.

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Our consultative and supportive approach enables us to build long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with our clients.

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