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Eastern Province to integrate waste management, recycling

Eastern Province to integrate waste management, recycling
Signing the agreement

Riyadh – Mubasher: The National Waste Management Center, Eastern Province Municipality and the Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), have signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The agreement aims to start integrated waste management and waste recycling activities in the Eastern Province, as the three parties will jointly work on the execution of the overall waste management strategy for the Eastern Province to achieve a set of strategic objectives for recycling by 2035.

Goals include the recycling of 81% of the two million tons of annually produced municipal solid waste and 60% of the approximately 1.5 million tons of construction and demolition waste per year.

"This agreement strengthens our continuous efforts to improve the system of work in the waste management sector and upgrade the services provided to the residents in accordance with the best international standards. The signing of the MoU comes within the efforts of the Eastern Province Municipality to preserve and protect the environment and achieve its sustainability targets,” said Fahad Aljubair, Mayor of the Eastern Province.

The MoU was signed by Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al Fadley, Chairman of the National Waste Management Center; Fahad Aljubair, Mayor of the Eastern Province; and Jeroen Vincent, the CEO of SIRC.

A similar agreement was recently signed for waste management and recycling in Riyadh.