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Single-shaft shredder helping to drive UK recycler’s push for zero waste

Untha XR to enable the addition of waste-to-energy processing and mattress recycling for ETM in Southwest England

A mobil-e shredder shreds materials on the job site
An UNTHA XR3000 mobil-e shredder

Recycling specialist ETM has integrated a new UNTHA XR3000 mobil-e shredder into its waste transfer station as the firm pushes for zero waste to landfills.

The XR investment marks the latest enhancement to ETM's £5m facility, which was commissioned two years ago to become the biggest of its kind in the region, according to the company. It has the capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes of waste per year, collected from ETM's own skip fleet, as well as contracts for the west of England.

The installation of UNTHA's single shaft waste shredder means ETM can transform 400mm RDF burner fuel into a refined 30mm SRF for WtE and gasification plants requiring a more precise specification.

The flexible XR technology - with energy-efficient Eco Drive - has also empowered ETM to launch its own mattress recycling service. This complex process is now managed wholly in-house without any reliance on a third-party specialist to help tackle the bulky waste. Currently handling 1,000 mattresses per week but with scope for far more, ETM is liberating the metal for resale and the flock is used for alternative fuel within the Bristol area. 

The XR is being maintained by ETM's own engineers, with remote diagnostics available if the team has servicing or machine optimization queries.

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