Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) announced that it had collected 2,189,416.90 tons of waste in 2019, down from 2,259,508.64 tons in 2018, representing a decrease of 3.10 percent. Tadweer attributed this decrease to its sustained efforts to minimize the volume of different types of waste generated in the emirate to achieve its long-term sustainability objectives.
This waste was collected by the Environmental Service Providers operating through Tadweer’s public contracts to provide the Abu Dhabi Emirate with waste collection and transportation services, and general cleaning services where 1,026,472 tons of municipal solid waste, 106,054.59 tons of bulky waste, 468,518.26 tons of farms waste including green waste from residential areas, and 510,999.08 tons of animal waste from farms and stockyards areas was collected in 2019.
Tadweer also collected 44,224.81 tons of construction and demolition waste, 8,610.21 tons of fallen stocks (dead animals), 21,822.64 tons of public slaughterhouse waste and 2,714.98 tons of used tire. Of the total waste collected last year, 1,029,402.02 tons were collected from Abu Dhabi region, 887,184.88 tons from Al Ain region, and 272,830 tons from Al Dhafra region. However, those figures do not include industrial and commercial sector that is separately collected by environmental service providers licensed by the center.