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Riverside Waste Machinery

Excel House
Becklands Close
Bar Lane
YO51 9NR

Tel: 0845 450 5388

Riverside Waste Machinery is a specialist waste shredding and baling equipment supplier, with a hard-earned reputation for delivering professional, efficient and cost-effective waste management services.

Since its inception in 1998, the family-run company has grown to become the first name on everybody’s lips for industry-leading machinery, expertise and after-sales support.

With an occupational background in process engineering and management, Riverside’s MD Chris Oldfield has amassed a plethora of knowledge from his own ‘on the ground’ experience. This first-hand understanding and empathy for operational waste issues has led to the client-facing philosophy that Riverside now adopts as standard.

The nature of client applications is extremely varied. Typical customers include anything from a small school to a large hospital; from a chemical plant to a local authority waste management company.


From the compact RWM 40 vertical baler (ideal for small retail outlets, schools, takeaways and businesses with space constraints), to the RWM 600 mill size baler (the largest of its kind in the UK market), Riverside can recommend a solution to suit your waste disposal requirements.

Riverside doesn’t expect you to know the answer to your waste disposal problem. But with a range of 15 machines and experience working with clients such as the NHS, councils and HM Prisons, their team of experts do. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, a call to Riverside can provide that much-needed insight.

In the aftermath of an economic downturn it can be difficult to justify capital expenditure, but in most cases clients see a return on investment in only 12 months. Why? Because your baled waste generates an additional revenue stream, thanks to increased productivity, plus reduced waste storage, handling and disposal costs.


Riverside is the sole distributor of UNTHA waste shredders in the UK. Boasting a name synonymous with technological excellence, Austrian manufacturer UNTHA has been developing tailor-made shredding solutions for 30 years

As waste technology becomes evermore innovative, machines have the capability to shred a diverse range of materials. Clients with confidential waste, for example, can now physically shred their hard drives rather than just wiping the information.  Elsewhere, larger waste companies can now shred historically difficult materials such as mattresses and carpets, with the same equipment to process their normal waste streams.

A passionate advocate of energy from waste, Chris Oldfield also recently unveiled the revolutionary UNTHA TR series to the UK market – a pioneering new concept for the processing of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) substances.


Over the years, Riverside has experienced significant interest from clients looking to make their businesses more successful. The team of baling and shredding experts can therefore explain how new waste processing methods can help:

• reduce the volume of waste and alleviate associated waste storage costs
• satisfy commitments to landfill diversion initiatives
• profitably recycle waste and potentially generate an additional income stream
• improve employee safety.

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