Bee'ah opens the UAE's first car recycling plant

The new facility has machines that can shred up to 60 cars per hour

Photo used for illustrative purposes only
Photo used for illustrative purposes only

Bee’ah has opened a new facility at its waste management centre in Al Saja’a, Sharjah for the shredding and recycling of automobiles and other bulky material.

According to a report in Gulf News, the facility is the first of its kind in the UAE and contains machines that can shred up to 60 cars per hour, with an average-sized car taking about 50-70 seconds to be fully destroyed.

The recycling process begins with the cars getting manually dismantled, during which its engines, glass, plastic and metal components are separated. If in a good condition, the cars’ engines, mechanical parts and glass are then resold, while its metal and plastic parts are dropped into the shredding machines.

“After the shredding process, the machine takes the waste material through a metal detector, which separates the material into two streams that are sorted to ensure that the detector did not miss anything,” said Daker Al Rabaya, director of waste processing, Bee’ah.

In the end, the machine generates three by-products, aluminum, steel and plastic, which are then either resold or sent to other factories for reuse.

Al Rabaya also said that Bee’ah has signed a MoU with an international company to refurbish and reuse car parts that are not sent for shredding. The company has plans to also build the equipment required for reusing car parts at its new facility.


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