Abu Dhabi’s Waste Management Center, Tadweer, recently inaugurated a new facility at the Ghayathi town located in Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi to recycle waste generated by construction and demolition sites. As per reliable sources, the move is meant to support Abu Dhabi’s mandate of recycling 75% waste from the region’s landfills.
According to the Gulf News, the new facility will help subside the pressure on the Al Dhafra landfill, which is expected to receive incoming waste from construction and demolition sites in the range of 60,000 to 70,000 tons per month with an average inflow of 1,500 to 2,000 tons daily.
With a minimum yield capacity of 31,000 tons per month and about 150 to 200 tons per hour, the new facility will effectively recycle construction and demolition waste and later provide recycled aggregate for the construction of roads and other infrastructure projects, cite sources. In addition, the new facility will be equipped with an advanced mobile crusher to accommodate the landfill’s existing stockpiles along with incoming waste intended for recycling.
As per Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Deputy General Manager of Tadweer, the inauguration of the Ghayathi recycling facility is in line with the firm’s strategic plan to implement a state-of-the-art waste management system in Abu Dhabi and to further position the United Arab Emirates at the forefront of advanced recycling technology.
Tadweer will continue to develop practical solutions to enhance the effectiveness of construction and demolition waste management and will strive to preserve the environment by reducing pollution caused by construction activities. Moreover, the firm will also seek for new investment opportunities in the integrated waste management sector, Al Kaabi added.
Reliable sources cite that the Ghayathi recycling facility aims to support the resolution of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council to utilize at least 40% recycled material, in road and construction projects, as recycling of construction and demolition waste helps conserve natural resources by reducing dependency on virgin aggregates, which in turn reduces transportation cost and significantly reduces CO2 emissions