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03 October 2023

Recycling plant to open in Sharjah by next week

Recycling plant to open in Sharjah by next week. (EB FILE)

By Wam

A new Dh300 million waste separation company called Tandheef, which has been set up under a strategic partnership with Sharjah Municipality, will next week inaugurate a recycling plant at Al Sajaah.

Salem bin Mohammed Al Owais, Head of the Municipalities and Agriculture Department and Acting Chairman of the new venture's parent company, waste collection operator Beeah, said the plant would handle hazardous waste from factories and hospitals.

He said the moves did not mean that Sharjah's cleaning sector was being privatised as this was a task for the municipality, which would supervise Tandheef's activities.

Al Owais said the emirate had been divided into 14 zones, and added: "Beeah has actually commenced operations by cleaning Al Majaz area, the largest zone in terms of population with 300,000 inhabitants. Work will start in the remaining 13 zones over the next 15 months."

He said demonstrating concern for the environment was not simply a case of providing coloured waste boxes and appropriate waste management was more important. "The expansion being witnessed in Sharjah is creating demand for waste management, and Beeah collects about 450 tonnes of waste monthly."

He said the new plant would recycle domestic waste, tyres, construction debris and building materials. Asked about future plans, Al Owais said: "The next few years will see the setting up of a plant for recycling electronics, batteries and scrap and another for recycling wood."


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