UAE: Dubai Municipality opens Al Twar-2 recycling centre

Dubai Municipality’s Al Twar-2 recycling centre is the 11<sup>th</sup> project to be launched under the emirate’s Smart Sustainable Oasis initiative

Dubai Municipality has opened a new recycling centre in the emirate’s Al Twar-2 area.
Dubai Municipality has opened a new recycling centre in the emirate’s Al Twar-2 area.

Dubai Municipality (DM) has launched a recycling centre in Al Twar-2.

The 11th project to be completed as part of Dubai’s Smart Sustainable Oasis initiative, the facility has been designed to collect recyclable materials from the emirate’s Al Twar-2 area.

The plant will contribute towards the environmental goals set out in the UAE’s National Agenda 2021, according to DM. It will also help the authority to achieve the National Index of transferring 75% of Dubai’s waste from landfill sites to recycling facilities.

DM intends to open two further projects as part of Phase 1 of the Smart Sustainable Oasis programme.

Eng Talib Julfar, assistant director general of DM’s environmental and public health services sector, said: “We have installed such facilities at 11 areas in Dubai so far. Two more will be installed by the end of the first phase of the implementation of this huge project, which represents an important step towards integrated solutions to reduce waste production in the Emirate of Dubai, adopting proper disposal methods, and safe and healthy treatment of waste.”

Julfar added that the Al Twar-2 facility has been designed with “a high degree of technical proficiency in accordance with the best approved environmental standards”. The plant will use solar power to meet its energy requirements.

The plant will use colour-coded containers to collect a variety of recyclable materials, including paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, glass, leather, rubber, wood, used clothing, electrical appliances, and dry batteries.

The first Smart Sustainability Oasis project was inaugurated in 2016. Centres opened under the initiative will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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