An urban refuse treatment and sorting facility at the Dan Region Wastewater Treatment Plant (Shafdan)

Have you ever wondered what happens to your garbage? You collected it in a bag, taken it to the garbage room, and from there, what happens?

All of today's waste is transferred to a transfer station and from there shipped for internment in a landfill!

The landfill process is a source of severe environmental damages. These include greenhouse gas emissions, the release of toxic gasses into the air, toxic substance spills that contaminate groundwater, and more.

So what is the solution?

As a partner in the global trend to cease landfill internment, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) initiated an urban refuse treatment and sorting facility in the Dan Region.

The ecological and innovative waste treatment and sorting facility will be constructed based on the B.A.T (Best Available Technology) concept. The world's best and most experienced waste treatment technologies will be selected. The future facility is expected to receive and treat as much as one thousand tons of urban refuse per day.

The facility will not burn any waste whatsoever.

The planned facility is a closed plant, and therefore its air is emitted in a controlled manner following a dual-phase treatment through a scrubber and biological filter.

The plant will incorporate the world's most advanced technologies to utilize refuse as a resource and prevent harm to the environment. The plant will extract all plastic, cardboard, paper, glass, and metal products from the urban waste to produce materials for new use in industry, compost for agriculture, and biogas to produce electricity.

The facility, designed according to the strictest international standards, and contains advanced systems for air treatment and the prevention of odors, has been reviewed and received MoEP approval from the standpoint of air and odor standards.

The plant will be designed to replace the insufferable existing state in which interned waste is transferred to transfer stations that produce odor hazards in areas close to residential neighborhoods and transferred to landfills where the waste is interned underground is the cause of severe ecological and environmental damages.

 

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