* Move comes in preparation for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
* Mobile waste transfer stations will be deployed at sites hosting events related to World Cup
The Department of Waste Recycling and Treatment at the Ministry of Municipality carried out a trial operation of one of the three mobile waste transfer stations on Thursday morning.
The stations will be deployed through co-ordination between the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the General Cleanliness Department at the sites of major events that Qatar will witness during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the ministry has said in a statement.
Hassan Nasr al-Nasr, assistant director of the Department of Waste Recycling and Treatment, said the experiment was successful and effective. He noted that the three stations will have an effective role in collecting waste with ease while facilitating the transfer process based on the latest technologies.
The collected waste will be transported to the waste treatment centre to complete the disposal process. Electricity and fertilisers will be produced from the waste while recyclable materials will be extracted.
Al-Nasr explained that the mobile stations will greatly support public hygiene efforts at the sites hosting World Cup events, which will witness a large public turnout, while providing the opportunity to transfer them quickly and according to the latest methods in a manner that preserves the environment and supports the sustainability efforts that the ministry is keen on.
Abdullah al-Ashraf, head of the Transfer Stations Department, said the transfer stations receive waste that the General Cleanliness Department transports by small trucks, whose payload size ranges from 3-7 tonnes. He pointed out that in the transfer stations, waste will be compressed into large vehicles that have the capacity to accommodate 22 tonnes. These vehicles will transport the compressed waste to the treatment centre.
He noted that one of the advantages of large vehicles is that they can accommodate the load of about seven small trucks at once while relieving pressure on public facilities and on roads.