Dulsco pushes its sustainability goals with new Material Recovery Facility

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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UAE-based Dulsco, an integrated solutions provider and the Official Waste Management Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, has commissioned its state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility in Dubai.

The new recycling processing plant, which is located near Ras Al Khor and has a capacity of 80,000 tons per year, is an essential part of the company’s whole environmental solutions offering.

In 2013, Dulsco developed its first manual sorting plant, with a capacity of 40 tons per day, to help the UAE meet its target of eliminating waste from landfills. However, the plant started exceeding capacity within a few years, necessitating the need for a new facility.

David Stockton
David Stockton

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 fulfill 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.

The Material Recovery Facility has the capacity to sort 240 tons of mixed waste 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. For example, 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 being 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.

Mr. Stockton said that “The establishment of this new plant is perfectly aligned with our mission of creating more sustainable communities across the country, and emphasizes our continued environmental commitment to businesses, customers, employees and society.”

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

The company continues to invest in various waste management and treatment solutions, keeping sustainability at the core of its operations. It also promotes active sustainability awareness in schools, businesses, and communities all across the UAE.

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