Medical Waste

Harden shred medical waste

Shredding and reducing medical waste poses special challenges. Processing must meet stringent regulatory standards for the safe handling of infectious and red bag waste, including precise size reduction to ensure proper sterilization. In addition, the waste is comprised of many different materials, ranging from sharps to textiles, requiring shredders that can effectively process the variety of materials.

Harden provide slow speed, high torque medical waste shredders that easily reduce the toughest medical grade
materials ranging from fabrics to glass, plastics and stainless steel instruments and more. These shredders reduce bulky autoclaved waste destine for landfill by as much as 70%, rendering all materials to a non-reusable state. Our shredders can be seamlessly integrated with sterilization equipment to provide a clean, safe, sanitary, continuous and economical solution for you. Applications include dedicated sharps shredders, single bag processing to high volume autoclave cart batch loading.

Our shredders can handle the following materials:

  • Syringes & sharps container
  • Red bag materials
  • Linens
  • Plastic sheets
  • Latex gloves
  • Boxed medical waste
  • Contaminated fabrics, textiles, bed sheet 
  • Stainless steel instruments