Dulsco Waste Management Service (WMS) yesterday announced the introduction of City Compactor vehicles to collect waste from hard-to-reach areas in the emirate.
An official release said the newly inducted vehicles are much smaller than the usual garbage trucks and can hence manoeuvre in thickly populated areas and narrow roads. They can also be used to pick garbage from garbage rooms in high-rise buildings with height restrictions for vehicles entering the premises.
The company, which celebrates its 75 anniversary, said the vehicles are ideal to be stationed at venues of major events located in congested areas.
The new compactors are equipped with inbuilt tracking devices that allows the company officials to track their movement and location. "With its size and versatility, the city compactor is perfectly suited to operate in places that are difficult to reach by regular garbage trucks," said Prakash Parab, Director, Dulsco Waste Management Services.
The new City Compactors are part of Dulsco's fleet of about 100 vehicles that are an integral part in the system of collecting and transporting solid and liquid wastes in the UAE.
Up to 60 per cent of these vehicles are designed to transport all kinds of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste including food waste, construction waste, recyclable plastic, paper, cans, bottles and other general waste.
The remaining 40 per cent of the vehicles carry hazardous and non-hazardous liquid waste, including sewage and industrial effluent, to designated disposal sites.