Averda is the leading waste management and recycling company in the emerging world, operating in India, the Middle East and Africa. We provide a wide range of waste and recycling services to over 60,000 clients - large and small - across the private and public sectors. These include the municipal authorities of major cities and household names in a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, automotive, retail and hospitality.
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Dubai, Averda increasingly focuses on providing sustainable solutions which extract value from waste, reducing the use of the planet’s limited natural resources and driving the circular economy. Our portfolio of services spans from collecting bins and cleaning city streets to sorting, composting, recycling and disposing of household waste as well as safely managing highly regulated hazardous waste streams including medical waste and dangerous chemicals. We have recently increased our investments in sustainable waste treatment capabilities, with the goal of providing circular recovery options in all locations where we operate.
Averda currently employs over 14,000 people worldwide including around 1,500 in South Africa, helping to provide secure employment among the communities we serve. Protection of environmental and human health our highest priority, and we operate in full compliance with international standards for quality control wherever it operates, currently: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Morocco, South Africa, Congo and India. In all the locations where we work Averda seeks to support local people through education, CSR programmes and local employment.