The department of public works and services has started operating a special station for handling construction and demolition wastes in Umm Al Quwain.
The big construction and demolition waste management station based at Al Medfaq area will be run by the Dulsco Company.
Musabih Humaid, director of the UAQ department of public works and services, said that the station has already started receiving the construction and demolition debris.
“The station, which recycles and reuses the waste in other infrastructure projects, is expected to significantly reduce the negative impact of these solid materials on the environment,” he said, urging contractors and general transport companies to show full cooperation with the department.
“Now things have become easier for all companies working in the field to properly get rid of their wastes without harming the environment.”
“Construction industry professionals and building owners should be made aware of the beneficial reuse and effective strategies for identification and separation of wastes.”
Organisations can assume responsibilities for the orderly, reasonable and effective disposal of building-related waste, promotion of public and industry awareness of disposal issues, and providing stable business-friendly environments for collecting, processing, and refurbishing of wastes, he stated.