Tadweer collects 1.05m tons of construction, domestic waste

More than 14,000 tons of construction and demolition waste and 2,300 tons of used tires were collected in H1 2020

Tadweer collects 1.05m tons of construction, domestic waste in H1 2020
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Tadweer collects 1.05m tons of construction, domestic waste in H1 2020

The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has collected 1.05 million tons of waste from domestic, small commercial entities, and farms in various regions of Abu Dhabi through its contractors – companies contracted with Tadweer to provide waste collection and transportation services – in H1 2020.

The collected waste includes construction and demolition waste collected as part of general waste management contracts, municipal solid waste, bulky waste, green waste from residential areas and farms, animal waste from farms, animal carcasses, slaughterhouse waste, and used tires.

More specifically, 14,223 tons of demolition and construction waste; 232,169 tons of waste from residential areas, farms, and ranches; 526,000 tons of municipal solid waste; and 2,386 tons of used tires, among others, were collected in the first six months of 2020.

Commenting on the waste management services deployed in H1 2020, the director general of Tadweer, Dr Salem Al Kaabi, said: “Tadweer has stepped up its efforts to ensure the effectiveness of waste management services and facilities in the emirate as part of its priority to create a healthy and safe environment for the Abu Dhabi community. This articulates Tadweer’s mandate to support sustainable development and safeguard public health in the emirate in line with the directives of our wise leadership, while contributing to achieving the objectives of Abu Dhabi Plan 2030.

“At Tadweer, we implement an integrated waste management system to ensure the efficiency of waste collection, transportation, and treatment in accordance with the highest international standards. Furthermore, the Centre utilises the latest machinery and solutions in the treatment, recycling, and disposal of waste to prevent any potential risks associated with waste management to both humans and environment.

Deploying a field team comprising 5,325 personnel equipped with 987 vehicles and 153,000 containers, Tadweer handled an average of 178,150 tons of waste, every month, in the first half of 2020.

Al Kaabi added: “Despite the unprecedented challenges faced by the Centre in the first half of 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our teams have made remarkable achievements owing to their high level of preparedness to deal with any emergencies and protect public health and safety through ensuring a clean, healthy, and safe environment in the emirate.”

In the process, the Centre’s street sweeping machines covered a total distance of 95,100km, and its waste bins were unloaded more than 4.11 million times and washed 566,378 times every month.

Tadweer’s waste management contracts are valued at $653.4m (AED2.4bn) over five years, and its services covering seven regions in Abu Dhabi include collection and transportation, street sweeping, public area cleaning, and pest control, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

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