(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) 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.
"The companies need to shift their construction and demolition wastes to the new station to avoid hefty fines on erring entities."
Mohammed Essam, an Egyptian contractor, told Khaleej Times that they have long been waiting for this mega station.
"Now things have become easier for all companies working in the field to properly get rid of their wastes without harming the environment."
Ashraf Mustafa, a civil engineer, told Khaleej Times that proper management of waste helps minimising their impact and reuse them in a profitable way.
"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.
"Businesses can create value through the return of wastes back to manufacturing processes, promoting and seeking out opportunities for incorporation of recycled materials into products, and prioritising reduction of building-related waste through efficient jobsite practices."
Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.
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