Envirol reveals move to upgrade and expand food waste recycling plant in Dubai
Date: 11-04-2017

Envirol, a JV between Dubai Municipality and BLUE (a member of Alserkal Group), has revealed its plans to expand and upgrade its current recycling facilities in Dubai. The announcement was made during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer. The expansion work for the recycling plant, which is the MENA region’s first grease trap waste treatment plant, is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Present during the ground breaking ceremony were Talib Abdulkarim Julfar, Assistant Director General for Environmental Services and Public Health, Dubai Municipality; Ahmad bin Eisa Alserkal, Chairman, BLUE; and other senior officials. To date, the current capacity of the Al Aweer plant is around 50,000 gallons of waste per day--the completion of the new expansion and upgrade of its equipment and infrastructure will now allow Envirol to handle 100,000 gallons, which is double the amount of fat, oil and grease (FOG) waste generated by commercial kitchens located across Dubai on a daily basis.
 
Envirol solely targets waste produced by food establishments and eateries across Dubai. Grease traps, which are a common feature in these restaurants and busy food outlets, work by separating fats, oil and grease from waste water. The plant's expansion proves to be a very timely and strategic move as the need to properly recycle FOG waste has become increasingly urgent.
 
The reduction of FOG waste entering drains and sewers is important as it helps decrease the risk of flooding, backups
and promulgation of foul odors. These facilities discharge their FOG waste at the Envirol plant through the services
of accredited grease trap waste cleaning companies. Envirol plays a significant role in being environmentally conscious, since the waste that is taken to the plant goes into process and produces Fertilizer, Water and Oil that can be reused for composting, irrigation and detergent industries, respectively