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Getting Started in Recycling

New to wood and green waste recycling?  See the articles in this category to learn more about what equipment you will need, and how to get started.

Rubber Tire Loader

The following items are common to wood and yard waste recycling operations.   Depending on what type of material you plan to process and what finished product you decide to make, you will only need a few of these machines to get started.  We have grouped the equipment into material 

tub grinder final product

Before setting up a wood and yardwaste recycling operation, the questions “What products will be produced?” must be answered. This post will cover a variety of the most common marketable products in a wood and yardwaste recycling operation.

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Loading Your Grinder, Plan Ahead!

How you plan to load your tub grinder or horizontal grinder will significantly impact your machine selection, production rates and operating costs.  Factors such as load height, infeed size, bucket or grapple size, and the operator’s view will all play a role in the success of your operation. 

shingle contaminantsYou may not expect to have non-woody contaminants mixed in with the wood and yardwaste you’re recycling, but if you don’t get any, you’ll be the exception. Experience has shown that there is always some percentage of non-woody items mixed with wood and yard waste in the municipal waste stream. 

forestry slash pile

The following items are common to wood and yard waste recycling operations. Because of the amount of equipment required to recycle all of these items you may see many operators who limit their recycling to only one or two items listed.

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