Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre recycles over 1.2m tons of C&D waste in 2019

Centre handles 1,808,291 tons of C&D waste; Provides different types of aggregate for construction of vital infrastructure projects

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July 19 2020
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Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre-Tadweer announced it has stepped up its efforts to recycle Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste in the emirate as part of the Centre’s strategic plan to implement a world class waste management system in the emirate.

The move comes as part of Tadweer’s commitment to implementing Abu Dhabi Executive Council's resolution that mandates the use of a minimum quantity of 40 per cent recycled material in different road and construction projects across the emirate.

Over the past year, Tadweer has received 1,808,291 tons of C&D waste from Abu Dhabi region, accounting for 26 per cent of the total waste handled by its facilities. Of this, the centre recycled 1,236,814 tons, representing 70% of the total C&D waste collected from the region, and equivalent of 149 domes of Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.

Located on Hameem Road in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Tadweer’s recycling facility boasts a capacity to recycle 8000 tons of C&D waste per day. It produces four different sizes of recycled aggregate, and sand to use in the construction of various infrastructure projects across the emirate. Since 2010, the facility has produced 13,842,072 tons of recycled aggregate from C&D waste, equivalent of 5,300 km road. 

Using advanced treatment and recycling processes, the recycled aggregate from the facility is used in the construction of several landmarks and vital infrastructure projects in the emirate including Louvre Museum - Abu Dhabi, Ghweifat International Highway, Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Etihad Rail project.

“Tadweer’s efforts to recycle construction and demolition waste across Abu Dhabi has significantly contributed to achieving the emirate’s recycling targets. The facility has become a major source of raw materials for major construction projects in the emirate,” said HE Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer.