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Averda, the leading end-to-end waste management company in the emerging world, operating across both the public and private sectors, is pleased to announce the official opening of the Al Ain Recycling Centre, in the United Arab Emirates.
The centre will enable residents and businesses to recycle their waste in a simple and efficient manner through a collection point where they can dispose of 17 types of materials, from glass, paper and cans to e-waste. These will be checked daily and transferred to a recycling processing facility.
The collection centre has been opened as a part of the ongoing partnership with Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre – Tadweer for outsourcing the provision of waste collection and transportation, and general cleaning services of Al Ain Region North Zone. The opening ceremony was attended by officials from Tadweer, the waste management centre of Abu Dhabi, and from Al Ain Municipality.
Considerate of its environmental footprint, Averda has installed solar panels to power the energy requirements of the centre amongst other strict environmental parameters for construction.
The development of this new recycling centre forms part of the development of an integrated network of recycling collection points across the UAE. Providing greater access to recycling facilities is central to Averda’s strategy within the country and under the direction of Tadweer is identifying other locations to ensure the maximum possible collection of recyclable materials.
Averda seeks to support the UAE reaching its goal of zero waste, with a milestone target of 75% of waste diverted from landfill by 2021 as part of the country’s Vision 2021 programme.
The opening ceremony was attended by dignitaries including: H. E. Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, director general of Tadweer, Eng. Nayel Al Shamsi, Director of Tadweer Al Ain Branch, H.E. Ali Khalifa Al Qemzi, General Manager of Al Ain Municipality, and H.E. Sheikh Salem bin Rakkad Al Ameri.