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Sharjah residents to get coloured bins in new recycling move

Bee'ah says each household will receive bins for general waste and recyclables as it expands waste management plans

Sharjah residents to get coloured bins in new recycling move

Bee’ah has launched a new project in Sharjah to enhance waste segregation and recycling practices to improve the efforts of its ongoing residential recycling programme.

The company said it aims to build on the first door-to-door residential recycling programme, which supplied communities with awareness kits when it launched in 2012.

The new programme gives each household a green and blue bin of their own. The green bins will be used for general waste, while the blue ones will be used for recyclables. Residents will also be encouraged to attend sessions on recycling from Bee’ah experts at the community Majlis, state news agency WAM reported.

Khaled Al Huraimel, Bee’ah’s Group CEO, said: "We have achieved a waste diversion rate of 76 percent in Sharjah, and we hope to make the emirate the region’s first zero-waste city by 2021.

"However, this ambition can only be realised through collective efforts, and it is very important for our community to be engaged in this progress. By helping them segregate and recycle their waste, we believe we can work together towards making our homes and city cleaner, better, and more sustainable."

Bee’ah said it will also be facilitating the disposal of heavy waste through its You Call We Haul offering, which allows Sharjah residents to easily discard large-sized, bulky waste such as furniture and housing appliances.

The company also provides bulk bags, with a capacity of 1.5 tonnes each for the disposal of materials such as worn pots, trees, paintings, carpets, and dead bushes, as part of its Green and Bulky Waste Collection Programme.

Waste collected from the recycling bins and bulk bags will be transported to the Bee’ah Waste Management Centre which will process the material to ensure it is recycled, recovered, regenerated, and put back into the economy.

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