Tadweer signs $64m Abu Dhabi waste management contracts
19 Jan 2022
Landfill management and pest control contracts to serve 74 areas in the emirate with about 168 vehicles and 902 pieces of equipment and tools
The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has signed four operational contracts with a total value of $64 million in the emirate for services ranging from waste disposal and landfill management to pest control.
According to a statement from Tadweer, it signed a three-year contract with Green Mountains Environment and Transport Service Establishment (GMET) for the management, operation, maintenance, monitoring and control of the controlled waste landfills in the city of Al Ain and Al Dhafra region.
Under this contract, Tadweer will receive, sort and bury municipal, commercial and industrial solid waste in accordance with the set environmental standards. This contract is in line with Tadweer’s efforts to develop mechanisms and systems that will increase waste diversion from landfills and achieve the Emirate's goals for 2030, said the statement.
Tadweer also signed 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 waste and 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, it will increase its environmental control measures for the air and groundwater according to international standards, to ensure a safe and sustainable environment for the residents of the emirate.
In addition, Tadweer signed new operational contracts for pest control services in the northern region of Al Ain city with Alphamed Abu Dhabi and 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 programmes, taking into account the seasons and periods of reproduction and spread of pests in order to keep their numbers under control. Services include field surveys, insect investigation, and treatment all year long.
Speaking in a panel discussion on landfill reduction strategies at the 8th edition of EcoWASTE 2022, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in partnership with Tadweer, Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Tadweer director general, discussed the importance of the diversion of waste away from landfill.
“In the UAE, the federal government and the emirate of Abu Dhabi are placing a major focus on the diversion of waste from landfill, which is key for diagnosing the waste management system. Several factors affect the diversion of waste from landfill, including government policies, projects, as well as public awareness. In order to minimise landfill waste, we need to start with transitioning to a circular economy, which starts with changing the behaviour of the consumer and the producer,” Dr Al Kaabi said.