ABU DHABI: As part of its efforts to support Abu Dhabi’s mandate of diverting 75 per cent of waste from landfills, the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre, Tadweer, has opened a new facility to recycle construction and demolition waste in Ghayathi in Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi.

Located near the Ruwais oilfields and the UAE-Saudi Arabia border, the new facility will help ease the pressure on the Al Dhafra landfill, which is anticipated to receive incoming construction and demolition waste in the range of 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes per month with an average daily inflow of 1,500 to 2,000 tonnes.

With a minimum production capacity of 31,000 tonnes per month and 150 to 200 tonnes per hour, the new facility recycles construction and demolition waste and provides recycled aggregate for the construction of roads and other infrastructure projects.