The €10 million facility, which is a first for Gozo, will sort and store waste before it is transferred to Malta.
This state-of-the-art facility has three main functions. Primarily, the Materials Recovery Facility will provide the necessary pre-treatment for dry recyclables, mainly from bring-in-sites and households, so that they can be sorted and baled prior to further treatment. These dry recyclables will be sorted into plastics, paper, cardboard and metals using a semi-automated mechanical process. They will then be delivered directly to their respective destinations, where the final treatment process or export will take place.
Secondly, the facility will also receive 12,000 tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) every year, which will then be efficiently compacted in hermetically sealed containers and transferred to Malta for further treatment. In addition, the third process consists of shredding of bulky waste where possible and transfer of this material to Malta.
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