Recycling solutions for oil filters

Replaced oil filters from cars and trucks are classified as special waste worldwide. However, they consist of some 60% metals (mainly iron). The oil accounts for around 20% of the material mixture. The actual paper filter, rubber sleeves, and other plastic parts make up the remainder. ANDRITZ MeWa implemented the first oil filter recycling plant in Europe back in 1995. This cutting-edge technology is now found worldwide.

The objective of oil filter recycling is to recover clean fractions of ferrous metals and oil for reselling. First, extraneous material has to be removed from the infeed. After this, the oil filters are shredded with the universal granulator UG. Iron, oil, and paper are separated into clean fractions. The oil is pumped out and stored separately.

ANDRITZ oil filter recycling plants

The ANDRITZ MeWa Universal Granulator UG shreds to defined output sizes.

The ANDRITZ MeWa Universal Rotary Shear UC is the first shredding step in the recycling process.

Throughput of the plant: 2 t/h (depends on the size of the machine and the material mix)


  • Ferrous metals (approx. 44%)
  • Paper (approx. 40%)
  • Oil (approx. 16%)


  • Applied process know-how from ANDRITZ ensures minimized operating costs with highly efficient process equipment ANDRITZ
  • Single customer interface – entire system, all sub-processes, and components from one source
  • Modular system designs allow tailor-made solutions for the specific waste streams
  • Highest cutting performance and capacity of the shredders
  • Extremely wear-resistant rotor, blade blocks, and blades
  • Adjustable parameters for influencing the output quality and size
  • Clean output fractions
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ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. Shanghai Branch Office
15F, Tower B, Baoland Plaza, 588 Dalian Road, Yang Pu District
200082 Shanghai
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    ANDRITZ MeWa recycling technologies

    ANDRITZ MeWa recycling technologies

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