SSI Shredding Systems is a leading manufacturer of industrial shredders and size reduction systems. SSI custom designs and manufactures high quality 1-shaft, 2-shaft, and 4-shaft rotary shear shredders and primary waste reducers as well as pre-load transfer station and metals compactors. Our highly qualified staff provide you with complete system design and engineering support. For over 30 years, our innovation, improvement, and engineering have created an evolution of the most versatile shredders in the market today. We are truly motivated by one recurring question: What Needs Shredding?

About Us


SSI designs and manufactures low-speed, high-torque industrial shredders and size reduction systems for a variety of solid waste recycling and scrap shredding applications

Since 1980, SSI has engineered and manufactured industrial shredding systems, waste reducers and transfer station compactors. With installations in 51 countries, SSI's single-rotor, two-shaft and four-shaft shredders have become proven solutions for many size and volume reduction applications worldwide. From solid & hazardous waste to tires, from scrap metals to plastics or from demolition debris to electronic scrap, SSI has built a shredder or system to handle the job.

For over 30 years, SSI's innovation, engineering and patented technologies have created an evolution of the most versatile shredders on the market today. SSI Shredding Systems continues to extend the limits of size reduction by asking one recurring question: What Needs Shredding?

Application/Industries Served

  • Plastic Recycling
  • Alternative Fuels Pre-Processing
  • C&D Recycling
  • Hazardous Waste Processing
  • MSW Processing
  • RDF Processing
  • Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) Processing
  • Waste to Energy
  • Electronic Scrap Recycling
  • Medical Waste Processing
  • Metal Recycling
  • Textiles Recycling
  • Product Destruction
  • Pulp & Paper Mill Waste
  • Tires Processing



The idea of mobile shredders was new in 1980; the world was seeing a rapidly growing market for on-site size reduction. SSI was started to meet this demand as a contract shredding company. Flexibility was key in our early development. Our customers frequently came to us with unique problems, which compelled us to concentrate on engineering new solutions rather than off-the-shelf technology. The old idea that there was one solution for all, just wouldn't work in this market. Our customers needed a choice of options.

Now a quarter century later, our innovation, improvement, and engineering to application have created an evolution of the most versatile shredders in the market today.

We have installed SSI shredders in 51 countries located on all 7 continents providing solutions to the world. Examples: Four of SSI’s M160's, one of the world's most powerful shredders, are operating in the world's largest waste incineration facility located in Singapore. We've developed alternative fuel processing systems for global cement companies and we've installed our shredders to process the organic hazardous waste for the entire country of Norway.

We Work With You


When you contact SSI the first question we'll ask is not what shredder you want to buy, but what you need to shred. Besides being applications specialists we're also practical business people; we'll want to know how your shredder will fit into your overall operation so we can put together the best, most cost-effective configuration for you.

We want you to feel that you are heard right and that your needs are understood. Above all we want you to feel you have a shredding system that is designed, scaled, powered, installed, and priced in a way that makes the most sense for your needs.

Our Facilities


SSI resides in a 100,000 square foot full-service manufacturing site located in picturesque Willamette Valley, just 15 minutes from downtown Portland.

Located in our facility:

  • In-house engineering and design services for custom-tailored systems to specific business needs.
  • State-of-the-art production facility to ensure timely delivery of cost-effective, quality-assured products.
  • On-site demonstration testing to permit firsthand solution validation.
  • Comprehensive parts and service to support long-term customer success.

Who We Are
SSI employs over 120 people and has become an industry leader in the design and manufacture of one-, two-, and four-shaft shredders, primary reducers and high density compaction systems to meet the diverse needs of industrial, municipal, and hazardous environments.


SSI Dual-Shear - Model M70 - Two Shaft Waste Shredder

SSI’s Dual-Shear M70 is a low-speed, high-torque, two-shaft, rotary shear shredder designed to efficiently process a variety of difficult materials. Horsepower range: 60-75 HP (45-56 kW). Cutting Chamber: 29' x 40' (725 mm x 1,015 mm). Hopper Opening: 55' x 67' (1,400 mm x 1,700 mm).

SSI - Model 2500 - Transfer Station Compactors

Transfer Station Compactors; Bale Size: 7' x 7' x 13'. Bale Weight: 10 tons. Compaction Force: 200 tons. Total Cycle/Bale: 10-15 minutes. Horsepower: 100-200HP. Rate per hour: 35-55 tons/hr. Shipping Weight: 112,000-117,000 lbs.. Overall Length: 63' 5'. Control Panel: Auto or manual operation with Allen Bradley Panelview touch screen.


Construction & demolition (C&D) debris shredding

Primary Reducers Designed Specifically for the C&D Industry. PRI-MAX shreds, tears, and breaks bulky debris into manageable pieces that are easy to transport and economical to dispose of.

Tire shredding

SSI offers a wide variety of solutions for people who want to process tires for cars, trucks, aircraft, agricultural and OTR/Mining tires. Our focus has been to develop reliable, robust and easy-to-work-on equipment that will reduce whole tires down to chunks ranging in size from long “strips” to 1` or 2` (25-50mm) chips. We have systems that can process tires at rates ranging from 2 tons (200 car tires) to over 30 tons (3,000 car tires) per hour. Tires do not need to be debeaded in order to be...


Customer Service

SSI supports every shredder it sells for life. Since each machine has been configured to suit the needs of its owner, each one is unique. Like a personal medical history, detailed records are kept on every shredder we build.

Cutter Rebuilds Services

As a shredder is used it gradually wears down cutters and, over time, its shearing efficiency diminishes. The obvious solution is to periodically replace the cutters with new ones. SSI offers a cost effective alternative: rebuilt cutters. Experience has shown that rebuilt cutters actually last longer than the original because of the additional hardness.


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2012 NAID Annual Conference, Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo 2012, Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo-2014, IE Expo 2013 - International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse, Recycling and Energy, IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 - Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, ISRI Annual Convention & Scrap Recycling Industry Exposition, RWM In Partnership with CIWM 2013, The E-Scrap Conference 2012, Waste Expo 2013, WASTECON 2010, WASTECON 2012


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Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Recycling Systems

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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$10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US

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