Dubai body dispenses 13 waste containers for homes
Made of plastic, each container can operate without requiring an electrical source to operate, and produces 1cu.m. of manure for 10cu.m. of organic waste
Dubai Municipality's Waste Management Department launched an initiative aimed at processing waste at source in residences.
The initiative, titled Sustainable Homes with Intelligent Waste Management, is part of a plan to transfer 75% of Dubai's waste from landfill to recycling.
Phase 1 of the project was kicked off to coincide with the commencement of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Under Phase 1, 13 thermal fertilizer containers were distributed for the production of organic compost.
The homes were picked based on their waste sorting performance under the municipality's My City, My Environment programme.
Made of plastic, each container can reduce organic waste without requiring an electrical source to operate.
The containers are each 1m long and 1m high, and feature perforated walls to allow air to enter the waste mix and water to be sprayed to the ground.
Through the container, every 10m3 of organic waste comprising household food products can produce 1m3 of manure.
An educational drive has been organised by the waste management department's Sustainable Waste Management Awareness Team (SWMAT).
The programme will see SWMAT educate homeowners about the installation and use of thermal compost containers, and the need to reduce organic and food waste, especially during Ramadan.