Municipal solid waste (MSW) shredders from Williams Crusher help waste management companies become more cost-effective and efficient.

Typically, Williams Crusher shredding equipment is specialized to a specific application or material. In the waste industry, our customers don't have that luxury.

The variety in household waste presents a unique set of challenges for municipal solid waste shredder operators. Landfills can include everything from food waste to paper, glass, plastic, and other products. Within landfills, there may also be materials that could otherwise be composted or recycled.

In the municipal solid waste industry, rugged, slow-speed equipment works best to process a wide variety of waste. Williams Crusher has developed high quality solid waste shredding equipment built to handle the many challenges of the municipal waste industry.

Our efficient MSW shredders use powerful blades and rotors to shred the toughest materials and any surprises thrown their way.

From smaller electric units to large solutions capable of processing all of your municipal waste, count on Williams Crusher.

Solutions for The Waste Management Industry

Municipal solid waste shredders are essential equipment for those who work in recycling or waste management. Williams Crusher MSW shredders are designed to meet challenges faced by owners of:

  • Landfills
  • Recycling Centers and Treatment Plants
  • Waste Processing Facilities
  • Wrecking Companies

Benefits of MSW Shredders

MSW shredders are specifically built to meet the tough requirements of the waste industry. Size reduction equipment provides countless benefits to the waste management industry.

  • Compacted waste is more affordable to transfer
  • Compacting waste extends the life of landfills
  • Separates materials to be reclaimed, recycled, incinerated, or composed
  • Improves landfill productivity
  • Low operating costs
  • Provides a positive long-term ROI for landfill owners

Williams’ line of MSW shredders have a high capacity for reducing solid waste materials. Our rugged shredders deliver optimum size reduction for municipal customers.

Slow Speed Shredders for Waste Management

Solid waste shredders efficiently operate at a slower speed than typical shredding equipment. This allows this machinery to reach higher torques with lower fuel consumption.

William's shredding machines turns all waste material into a reduced homogenous product that can be transported for further processing. This makes this equipment ideal for removing contamination and recyclable materials from landfills.

At Williams Crusher, we understand that every customer has unique needs. Contact our sales engineers to discuss your municipal solid waste project.

Industrial Ripshear® Slow-Speed Shredders

Ripshear® Shredders for Municipal Solid Waste - Williams Patent Crusher

Williams RipShear® Shredders can be used to reduce solid waste materials. Our Heavy-Duty Hydraulic Shredder utilizes a slow speed paired with a high-torque hydraulic drive. Williams also offers an Electric Slow-Speed Shredder option.

The Electric RipShear® Slow-Speed Shredder can be classified as a shaft shredder. It utilizes two bearings, rather the standard three bearings. This reduces shaft breakage and provides more flexibility. The amount of torque used in the electric shredder is limited but can still meet the needs of municipal waste customers.

These waste shredding machines can process many forms of bulky waste. Our industrial RipShear® shredders can easily handle:

  • Tires
  • Wood waste & tree stumps
  • 55 gallon drums
  • Furniture
  • Other commercial and industrial waste

Ripshear® Compact Slow-Speed Industrial Shredder

The Compact Slow-Speed Industrial Shredder is a more compact version of the Electric RipShear® shredder.

Built for small, batch-fed loads, this pre shredder reduces the size of most municipal waste. This shredder is commonly used in pre-shredding material for further processing.

This shredder features a 5 HP dual shaft motor. It operates like a cut shear shredder and easily reduces material down to shreds.

This lightweight shredder can handle a wide variety of materials, including:

  • Food waste
  • Medical waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Plastics, papers, light wood & metal scraps

Once processed through this equipment, waste can be further processed for disposal or recycling.



Since 1871, Williams Crusher has been a pioneer in waste reduction. Let us provide a solution to your municipal solid waste needs. Contact us today to discuss your application in detail with one of our experienced sales engineers. Call (314) 621-3348 or email us at