The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has signed four operational contracts with a total value of $64 million (AED 235 million).
According to the statement, “This aligns with the Center’s strategic goals of providing added-value services to the customers and the society, dispose of waste safely according to the highest criteria and practices, and build partnerships.”
The signing took place on the final day of the 8th edition of EcoWASTE 2022, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in strategic partnership with Tadweer.
The Center has signed a three-year contract with the Green Mountains Environment and Transport Service Establishment (GMET) for the management, operation, maintenance, monitoring, and charge of the controlled waste landfills in the city of Al Ain and Al Dhafra region. The company will receive, sort, and bury municipal, commercial, and industrial solid waste in line with established environmental requirements.
Further, Tadweer has inked a three-year contract with Train environmental services for the management, operation, maintenance, monitoring, and control of the Hameem landfill for controlled waste, and the transfer station for municipal solid, commercial and industrial waste. The company will receive solid waste and sort it at designated stations, before disposing of non-recyclable waste safely and properly.
In addition, the Center signed new operational contracts for pest control services in the northern region of Al Ain city with Alphamed Abu Dhabi as well as Eagle Environmental Services and Pest Control. These contracts will service 74 areas with about 168 vehicles and 902 pieces of equipment and tools. It will provide pest control services according to monthly plans and scheduled work programs, taking into account the seasons and periods of reproduction and spread of pests to keep their numbers under control.
“In the UAE, the federal government and the emirate of Abu Dhabi are placing a major focus on the diversion of waste from landfills, which is key for diagnosing the waste management system. Several factors affect the diversion of waste from landfills, including government policies, projects, as well as public awareness. In order to minimize landfill waste, we need to start with transitioning to a circular economy, which starts with changing the behavior of the consumer and the producer.”
“Converting waste to energy is one of several other solutions for waste management. The solution needs to be environmental, commercial, and social. On a commercial level, we need to start with other cheaper options like MRF-RDF (Material Recovery Facilities- Refuse Derived Fuel), before converting waste to energy,” remarked Mr. Al Kaabi.
Dr. Khalid Khouri, CEO of Cleanco Waste Treatment LLC said that, “We were pleased to participate in this year’s EcoWASTE Exhibition, which was an important opportunity to showcase the projects of the UAE’s Cleanco Waste Treatment LLC, including the parties that have signed contracts with Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer), which cover various fields such as the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and medical waste for industrial, commercial, and health institutions and companies in both the public and private sectors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”
“We are proud of our pioneering position in the field of operating field incinerators to treat large quantities of hazardous and medical waste in the UAE, in line with local legislation and laws, and in accordance with best practices and international standards, to ensure the safety of society and to protect the environment,” Dr. Khouri added.