Efficient waste recycling

Efficiently recycling domestic and commercial waste

Regardless of whether our domestic and commercial waste is used as refuse-derived fuel (RDF) in waste incineration or it is recycled, plastic packaging, food scraps and, occasionally, entire small appliances must be shredded beforehand. Our corresponding machines range from cutters to impact crushers and shears. We have the perfect solution for every application.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Proven technology
  • High system availability
  • Turnkey system design
  • Market-ready product qualities
  • Competent service

Typical applications:

  • Household waste
  • Bulky waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Commercial waste
  • Plastic waste
  • Fractions containing wood

Turning waste into a resource and refuse-derived fuel

Initial shredding of heterogenous input material


Initial shredding of heterogenous input material

The composition of waste varies widely, which makes it necessary to first homogenize it. As a low-speed, high-torque twin-shaft crusher, the BHS pre-shredder (VSR) makes it possible to perform initial disaggregation of even challenging, hard components. The pre-shredder can also be used to optimally crush large parts.

Separating, sorting and processing recyclable materials


Separating, sorting and processing recyclable materials

Following pre-shredding, metals, minerals, PVC or other unwanted materials can be separated in additional process steps. The BHS rotor shredder (type RS) thoroughly cleans the ferrous and non-ferrous fractions that are generated. Between the shredding steps, sensors can be used to sort out plastics or glass, for example, while magnetic and eddy current separators remove metal scrap. The process yields a high-calorific fraction that provides thermal energy as refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and materials that can be returned to the material cycle. BHS-Sonthofen offers to design your system based on your recycling requirements and select the right shredding machines for your needs.

Machine portfolio

Pre-shredder (VSR)

Specialized in very bulky, voluminous materials

Rotorshredder (RS)

Crushing, separation and disaggregation – the rotor shredder can do it all

Tests give certainty

Which technical solution is the right one for your recycling process? Don’t leave anything to chance. Our team of specialists will test your material at our test center and develop a solution tailored to your specific needs.


2nd Virtual Battery Exhibition

27.04.-03.05.2021 | Virtual Event

IE Expo China 2021

20.04.-22.04.2021 | Shanghai (China)
Hall E4, booth C19 (German Pavilion)

IFAT 2022

30.05.-03.06.2022 | Munich (Germany)

International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR) 2021

22.09.-24.09.2021 | Geneva (Switzerland)

Pollutec 2021

12.10.-15.10.2021 | Lyon (France)

Vakbeurs Recycling (Gorinchem) 2021

16.11.-18.11.2021 | Gorinchem (The Netherlands)

IERC 2022

19.01.-21.01.2022 | Salzburg (Austria)

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