Railroad ties can be particularly difficult to dispose of. Railroad companies frequently replace railway ties, and the removed ties are returned to a regional yard. Soaked in creosote (a carbon-based petroleum) for preservation purposes, crossties can be processed into a valuable waste-to-energy fuel.
Doppstadt DW slow-speed shredders are perfectly suited for the reduction and processing of contaminant laden railway ties. A random plate left on the tie could do immense damage to many units but the break away comb on DW Shredders allows contaminents to easily pass. After primary reduction, used crossties can be passed through an AK grinder, SM trommel or Backers Star Screen to meet the desired WTE spec.
Contact your Ecoverse regional representative at the top of the page to discuss how we can help you process used railroad ties and discover all the solutions we can offer.