Facility in Riyadh to Be fully Operational by July

The Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), realizes the first Construction & Demolition Waste (CDW) recycling plant in Saudi Arabia.

According to the information, the state-of-the-art facility is in the final stages of construction and will be operational by the end of July, “signaling the first step towards meeting the national ambition of diverting 60 percent of CDW from landfills by 2035 in alignment with the Kingdom’s effort to accelerate the transition to a circular economy”.

The facility is the first to be developed under the memorandum of understanding signed in July 2019 between SIRC, the National Center for Waste Management and Amanat Al Riyadh for embracing integrated waste management and recycling activities in the capital. Located in Al Khair, north district of Riyadh, the plant covers over 1.3 million square meters of land allocated by Amanat Al Riyadh. Once commissioned, it will treat up to 600 tons of CDW per hour and achieve recycling rates of over 90 percent. On its part, Amanat Al Riyadh will organize and direct all CDW collectors and contractors to SIRC’s Al Khair site. The CDW will be sorted and processed in a sustainable way to produce recycled aggregates for construction projects and various road development applications.

The facility is going to receive waste and will recycle 20 million tons of CDW dumped and accumulated every year in vacant plots, as well as five million tons of annually recurring CDW disposed of in illegal landfills or old sites.

(GR22020, Page 19, Photo: SIRC)