Tadweer Recycles 1,915,724 Tons of Construction & Demolition Waste in 2020

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  • Center collects 2,400,000 tons of C&D waste from Abu Dhabi in 2020
  • Tadweer facilities utilize state-of-the-art technologies to produce high-quality aggregate for strategic project construction
  • 11 million tons of C&D waste recycled by Tadweer facilities between 2016 – 2020

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) announced that it has recycled 1,915,724 tons of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste in Abu Dhabi in 2020, accounting for 80% of the total C&D waste handled by its facilities, equivalent of 255 domes of Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.

Over the past year, Tadweer collected 2,400,000 tons of C&D waste from the Abu DhabiEmirate, which accounts for 32% of the total waste handled by the Center.

To reduce waste resulting from construction and demolition activities across the emirate, the Center is implementing various programs that aim to enhance its recycling capabilities according to the highest local and international standards. This aligns with Abu Dhabi Executive Council’s decision that mandates the use of at least 40% of recycled materials in road and construction projects across the emirate’s three regions. 

Tadweer’s C&D recycling facilities can produce four different sizes of recycled Aggregate measuring 0 mm to 37.5 mm, as well as treated sand. These materials are used in the construction of roads and vital infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi including Etihad Rail, Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi Airports, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre Museum, Saadiyat Island, Ghweifat International Highway, and ADNOC’s oil fields, among others.

Engineer Abdulmohsin Alkatheeri, Acting Director of Projects and Facilities Department at Tadweer, said: “In line with Tadweer’s strategic goal of promoting integrated waste management, the Center has stepped up efforts to achieve the optimal utilization of waste. Such efforts help us ensure the preservation of natural resources and keep Abu Dhabi’s environment clean, safe and sustainable. Through promoting efficient C&D waste recycling and treatment, we aim to promote the use of recycled aggravate in the construction of strategic projects to support the national economy and accelerate sustainable development.”

Between 2016 – 2020, Tadweer produced 11 million tons of recycled aggravate from C&D waste, equivalent of 4,200 km linear street, which is similar to the construction of three streets stretching along the UAE’s coast. In this same period, the Center’s facilities handled an average of 212,000 tons per month of demolition and construction waste, with a maximum of 334,629 tons per month, and a minimum of 147,887 tons per month.

Earlier this year, Tadweer re-opened the Ghayathi Crusher in Al Dhafra region after its refurbishment. With a daily capacity of 2,000 tons of C&D waste, the facility plays a crucial role in achieving the emirate’s environmental goals and developing integrated waste management.

About Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer):

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) is a government entity set up in 2008 under the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to build an integrated waste management system in Abu Dhabi and promote sustainable waste management practices in the emirate. To achieve the optimal utilization of natural resources and turn waste into a valuable economic resource, the Center has implemented several projects and offer a wide range of services across three vital sectors including operations, strategy, and business development and support services, and their affiliated departments. These departments are tasked with implementing Tadweer’s plans, strategy and objectives.

Tadweer’s key activities include project and facility management, waste collection and transportation management, pest control project management, and licensing, tariff and customer service management. These activities are carried out under the supervision of relevant departments responsible for various waste management services including waste collection, transportation, treatment and recycling. Through these departments, Tadweer manages several dedicated facilities and projects, and provides pest control and other best-in-class services to its customers. Furthermore, Tadweer conducts a series of public awareness programs to encourage different segments of society to adopt an environmentally conscious culture and contribute to creating a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.