Dubai’s Averda to sustainably manage waste from Nakheel’s Discovery Gardens

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Averda, the Dubai-based leading international waste and recycling company, has been awarded a three-year waste management contract for Discovery Gardens, one of Dubai’s most popular residential communities developed by world renowned developer, Nakheel.

The new waste management contract is expected to transform the way waste from Discovery Gardens is managed. Averda’s services are designed to increase the amount of material recycled, reducing the proportion of the 60-70 tons of waste generated a day at the site sent to landfill, and improve the overall quality of the services.

Under the new contract, 50 large recycling cages will be provided, making it significantly easier for residents to recycle waste. Materials collected for recycling will include paper, cards, cans and plastic bottle tubs and trays. The frequency of waste collections will double to six days a week, and bins will be regularly washed, keeping the community clean and pleasant.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah
Head – Commercial
Averda

“We are very proud to partner with Nakheel to support their sustainability efforts at Discovery Gardens. By providing the adequate infrastructure to enable source segregation in the community paired with community education and awareness drives, our aim is to further augment residents’ recycling practices. This initiative will make Discovery Gardens an even more sustainable community by diverting its waste away from landfills.”

In addition to the usual dry mixed recycling, Averda will also provide three bins for residents to recycle any old or broken electrical items. These will be sent for specialist recycling at a dedicated facility. Averda will be working closely with Nakheel on an integrated public education campaign to ensure residents are made aware of the new services and understand what items can be recycled, and what to avoid.

Mr. Francis Giani, Chief Community Management Officer, Nakheel Community Management, said that “Discovery Gardens is a holistic residential community inspired by garden living. Sustainable waste management is not only important to ensure a quality living experience, but also contributes to Dubai’s environmental efforts. We endeavor to instill a culture of conscious and sustainable living across our assets.”

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