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Here are some types of recycling equipment that help process different materials efficiently:

  1. Balers: These machines squish materials like paper, cardboard, plastics, and metal together to make them smaller and easier to move.

  2. Shredders: They chop up materials into tiny pieces, making them easier to handle and recycle. Shredders work on things like paper, plastic, metal, tires, and electronics.

  3. Crushers: Specifically made to crush big things like glass bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic containers into smaller pieces. This makes them take up less space when they're moved around for recycling.

  4. Sorting Systems: These systems use special tools like sensors, magnets, and air jets to separate different types of recyclables based on what they're made of, their color, or their size.

  5. Granulators: They're like shredders but make even smaller bits, especially for plastic recycling. These small pieces are often turned into pellets or flakes to make new products.

  6. Compact Machines: Smaller recycling machines made for homes, businesses, or small communities to recycle things like paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum cans.

  7. Composting Equipment: These machines help turn organic waste, like food scraps and yard waste, into compost, which is great for gardens and farms.

  8. Waste-to-Energy Systems: These systems turn non-recyclable waste into energy through burning or other processes, reducing the amount of waste going to landfills and creating electricity or heat.

  9. Magnetic Separators: These tools take out metals, like iron, from mixed waste so other materials, like aluminum and copper, can be recycled.

  10. Optical Sorters: They use special sensors to find and separate recyclable materials based on their color and other visual properties.