Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) announced its plans to set up a dedicated facility for the treatment of fallen stock collected from the farms and ranches across the Abu Dhabi region and its suburbs. The move comes as part of the entity’s continued efforts to develop the required infrastructure and sustainable solutions for the safe and sustainable disposal of waste in compliance with the latest international practices.
With a capacity of 2000 kg per hour, the facility will treat the dead animals collected by the Centre from the farms and ranches across Abu Dhabi region according to the relevant environmental requirements.
“The establishment of a new facility for the treatment of fallen stock and related waste in Abu Dhabi articulates Tadweer’s continued efforts towards ensuring environmental sustainability in Abu Dhabi. At Tadweer, we aim to develop dedicated facilities for managing and treating various types of waste in accordance with the highest environmental standards. This will allow us to keep pace with the surging waste volumes and to promote sustainable development in the Emirate,” said the Centre’s Director General H.E. Dr Salim Al Kaabi.
“The new facility will operate according to the latest international practices to ensure the safe disposal of dead animals and preserve the aesthetic appeal of the Emirate. In parallel, the Centre will continue its efforts to promote proper waste handling practices among farm owners and workers and to educate them about the importance of following our instructions regarding the safe collection of farm and ranch waste including fallen stock. This will support our objectives of protecting the public health and environment in Abu Dhabi Emirate,” Al Kaabi added.
The Centre said it provides collection points for fallen stock near farms and ranches in various regions of the Emirate to ensure their easy collection on daily basis. The fallen stock treatment facility burns this waste at temperatures of up to 800 - 900°C in compliance with the local and international environmental regulations. Disposing dead animals in farms and open areas has many adverse effects on the environment and on society, such as the release of unpleasant odours, proliferation of insects and rodents, and the spread of infectious diseases, among others.