Dulsco opens new material recovery facility in Dubai
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Dulsco opens new material recovery facility in Dubai

Dulsco opens new material recovery facility in Dubai

Located at Ras Al Khor, the new recycling processing plant has a capacity of 80,000 tonnes per year


Dulsco, an integrated solutions provider, has recently commissioned a new material recovery facility in Dubai.

Located at Ras Al Khor, the new recycling processing plant has a capacity of 80,000 tonnes per year.

The facility is capable of sorting 240 tonnes of multiple waste streams per day. Waste is separated into different types of dry mixed recycling based on material type before going through various processes, depending on the type of waste.

Oversized elements are separated from the rest of the feedstock, with the remainder being segregated into different fractions and undersized materials. Product material then runs through a further separation process to recover metals.

Following this, plastic and other materials are selected and sorted, with oversized items sorted during the last stage of the production cycle. Recovered and separated material is then compressed in compact bales and sorted, ready for collection and further recycling.

Dulsco’s Environmental Solutions span the waste services domain, from community and industrial waste collection to recycling, medical and hazardous waste management.

Dulsco who is now the official waste management partner of Expo 2020 Dubai established its first manual sorting plant, with a capacity of 40 tonnes per day, was built in 2013 to reduce waste to landfills. However, the plant started exceeding capacity within a few years, necessitating the need for a new facility.

“As our first plant started reaching capacity, we commissioned a new state-of-the-art material recycling facility. This facility is not only enabling us to reinvent, reimagine, repurpose, and reuse our customers’ waste, but it is also helping us fulfil our commitment to Expo 2020 to help divert waste from landfill. In addition, it underpins our commitment to sustainability and supports our drive towards achieving a circular economy while supporting clients such as Dubai Municipality, Emaar Hospitality Group and Majid Al Futtaim Group to achieve the same,” said David Stockton, CEO of Dulsco, according to news agency WAM.

In related developments, over the next few months, Beeah and partner Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s government-owned renewables company, will begin operating a waste-to-energy plant that will generate 30 megawatts of power from refuse at a land fill in Sharjah.

Read: UAE firm Beeah Is looking to go beyond waste

Dubai is also constructing a $1.1bn facility, one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants, that will burn garbage to generate power.

Read also: UAE builds waste-to-energy plant to manage growing trash

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