Dubai adds industrial tree chipper to fleet

Dubai Municipality makes the rare purchase of a specialised piece of equipment for the management of tree waste

Chipping plant waste allows the material to be recycled and kept out of the landfill.
Chipping plant waste allows the material to be recycled and kept out of the landfill.

Dubai Municipality has added an industrial tree chipper to its fleet for the management of tree waste generated by municipality workers during the routine maintenance of public parks and farms.

The end product of the chipping process is a combination of chips or lighter mulch, which can then be readily transported and used for other purposes, such as in landscaping, as fuel for industrial furnaces or for composting.

Eng. Abdul Majeed Sifai, director of waste management at Dubai Municipality said the new piece of equipment is characterised by its large-scale absorptive capacity, precision and efficiency.

“It is an easy to use mobile unit that was designed to suit the needs of various activities, and has several smart safety measures, including double tyres to ensure its stability,” he said.

The transport department, with its advanced workshop and team of qualified and trained technicians, will handle the maintenance for the chipper.

Saif Al Marri, director for transportation, added: “Dubai Municipality adopts a series of initiatives aimed at supporting an integrated system for waste management in the emirate and the realisation of the vision of a happy and sustainable city.”

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