Recycling in Qatar
With 30% of waste in Qatar coming from households, it is important that we recycle when possible. At home, arrange to have your waste collected by a recycling company providing services to households. Bin-Ovation Qatar, in collaboration with Global Metals LLC, offers a residential waste collection service. They provide bins to customers and operate a twice-monthly collection service for metal. The service starts at QR 50 per month.
If your community or compound doesn’t already have a contract with a recycling company, see if you can encourage them to start. Al Suwaidi Paper Factory and Elite Paper Recycling are companies who both offer residential collection services in Qatar. You can find their contact information on the next page.
Use public recycling points where they are provided. Elite Paper and Al Suwaidi provide recycling cages for paper and cardboard across Doha and the surrounding areas. Plastic and paper recycling points are also available at The Pearl and Dahl Al Hamam Park. And don’t forget the recycling bins located in malls around Doha. It only takes a moment to make sure you place your rubbish in the right bin and it sets a great example for your children.
Where to recycle
Before you recycle, read the labelling; there are often disposal instructions which tell you if a product can be recycled or not. Separate your waste into different types to help the waste processors. Check which businesses are using recycled materials. You may be able donate unwanted items to them. For example, H&M use recycled fabric to create many of their new garments and have, in-store depositories for donated clothes. If you need advice for specialist disposal, contact your municipality or an appropriate contractor.
Recycling and waste collection companies
Al Haya Enviro
Electronic waste, hazardous waste, office waste, used oil, hydrocarbon recovery, waste to compost. Will provide a collection service for electronic waste if it is a considerable amount
Al Hodaifi Recycling
Waste collection, cleaning and sorting, recycling, composting, incineration and landfill
Al Suwaidi Paper
Paper collection and recycling, production of recycled paper products. Contact for your nearest recycling location
Boom Waste Treatment Co.
Bio-medical waste management, industrial waste management, veterinary waste management
Elite Paper Recycling
Collection of paper and cardboard waste from recycling cages countrywide. Contact for your nearest recycling location
Collection and processing used cooking oil
Global Metals LLC
Collection, processing and recycling metals, aluminium, and plastics. Provides recycling bins. Contact for your nearest recycling location
Manhal Trading and Contracting Co.
Industrial waste management, collection and recycling, hazardous waste management, drum management
Power Waste Management & Transport Co.
Waste consultancy and management
Rassas Battery Recycling Factory
Placement of bins, collection, sorting, recycling, treatment and disposal
Wastewater treatment, plastic recycling
Can I recycle...
|Yes, contact a recycling company||No, throw these in the trash|
Paper & Cardboard
|Cardboard boxes and cartons, newspapers, magazines, catalogues, directories, books, office paper, mail and envelopes, greeting cards||Food or oil-contaminated paper, cardboard, paper towels and tissues; wax-coated beverage cups, boxes and cartons, glittery gift-wrapping paper|
|Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, clothes hangers, buckets, detergent jugs||Polystyrene, plastic film, plastic bags, bubble wrap, plastic toys|
|Metal food and drink cans and trays; aluminium; steel; aluminium foil; empty, uncrushed aerosol cans; kitchen utensils; pots and pans; metal bathroom fixtures||Metal and plastic mix materials such as coat hangers, crisp packets, pet food pouches|
Electric & Electronic items
|Small items: CDs, DVDs, cables, accessories, hair driers, food mixers, lamps: large items: freezers, fridges, TVs, computers, printers, microwaves, dishwashers can be recycled by specialists||Standard light bulbs|
Recycling in Qatar has come a long way but there still are no options for recycling glass. With more companies in Qatar switching to glass instead of plastic for some of their products, we hope that a bottle return or recycling programme is in Qatar’s near future. In the meantime, find creative ways to reuse your glass bottles and jars such as leftover food storage, crafts or even drinking glasses.