Governments and manufacturers of electronic hardware are increasingly coming under pressure regarding the safe disposal of electronic waste once their useful life has been completed. End-of-life (EOL) legislation for e-scrap is in place in many countries and pending throughout Europe and North America. Shred-Tech® has engineered and manufactured custom systems to shred, separate and recover the component materials that make up these electronic products.

Shred-Tech®’s modular system design offers a flexible solution. Shredding systems can be custom configured using designed and proven system modules to meet specific capacity and separation requirements. Notebooks, desktops and mainframe computers can be processed along with telecommunication switching racks, medical and military equipment, etc. The system reduces and separates component material such as plastic, aluminum, copper, steel and precious metals. These materials may then be sold as commodities.

Shred-Tech®’s Electronic Hardware Recycling Systems solve EOL responsibility issues for manufacturers of electronics by:

  • Shredding all types of electronic waste with minimum or no disassembly.
  • Efficiently processing high volumes of electronic waste.
  • Recovering base metals such as aluminum, copper, zinc and steel.
  • Recovering high value precious metals.
  • Eliminating used electronic products and/or components from landfills.
  • Providing secure destruction of customer’s used equipment.
  • Removing disposal responsibility of all product from the consumer while offering the manufacturer an opportunity to replace these products with new products.

By shredding and separating e-waste back to its original materials, Shred-Tech® ensures that post-consumer electronic products are efficiently and economically recycled.

Case Studies
Project Model Location
Light Duty Reduction and Separation ST-75ES and STQ-75ES Ontario, Canada
Two stage reduction of toner cartridges, PC’s, desktop printers and copiers etc. The system includes spray headers for toner rinse, vibrating screen for fines separation, overband magnet for ferrous recovery and an eddy current separator for aluminum recovery.
Medium Duty Reduction STQ-75ES Quebec, Canada
STQ-75ES reducing pre-shredded e-scrap in preparation for separation & recovery of various ferrous & non-ferrous materials.
Light Duty Reduction and Separation STQ-75ES Ontario, Canada
STQ-75ES reducing pre-shredded e-scrap for separation. The ferrous is pulled off with an overband magnet and the non-ferrous is seperated into aluminum and mixed streams using an eddy current system. The e-scrap is pre-shredded using a model ST-75ES shredder.
Heavy Duty Reduction and Recycling ST-500H Illinois
ST-500H primary and secondary e-waste shredders for printers, plotters, copiers, PCs, mainframes, switchgear etc. as part of a recycling system for recovery of ferrous, aluminum and mixed non-ferrous metals. The system features, tertiary reduction, manual sorting, screen separation, magnetic separation and eddy current separation.
Medium Duty Reduction and Recycling ST-100ES and STQ-75ES Canada
ST-100ES primary and STQ-75ES secondary e-waste shredders for PCs, printers, desk top copiers etc. as part of a recycling system for recovery of ferrous, aluminum and mixed non-ferrous metals. The system features manual sorting, magnetic separation and eddy current separation.
Light Duty Reduction and Sorting ST-75ES Ontario, Canada
ST-75ES shredding circiut boards, hard drives, PCs, personal electronic devices etc. The system included an infeed conveyor and a discharge conveyor with a manual sort section and magnetic head pulley.
PC Hard Drive Destruction ST-25ES West Virginia
ST-25ES with special design cutting chamber for low volume shredding of PC hard drives, CDs, DVDs etc. The system includes an enclosed hopper and safety cage stand.