According to another post shared by the MME, as many as 29,113 permits for waste disposal were issued in 2020. Permits for waste disposal are issued for landfills through an e-service managed by Waste Recycling and Treatment Department on MME’s website. The permits were issued for Umm Thneitein Landfill, Mesaieed Landfill and Rawdat Rashid Landfill.
The Ministry said that Qatar’s National Development Strategy Goals 2018-2022 include encouraging and supporting the private sector to pursue recycling projects for all types of wastes; devising a plan to manage solid waste which would emphasise country’ recycling strategy and handle hazardous waste and substances. Raising the percentage of the utilisation of recycled materials to 20 per cent by the end of 2022 and recycling 15 per cent of all generated waste by the end of 2022 are also part of strategy.
The MME also gave details of approved sanctions in the Al Afja Industrial Recycling Lots which include oil recycling, battery recycling, paper recycling, tyre recycling, scrap recycling, plastic recycling, wood recycling, glass recycling, food waste recycling, animal waste recycling, construction waste recycling and medical waste recycling.
In another tweet, the MME said that Qatar has four waste relay stations (West Doha Station, Dukhan Station, Industrial Area Station and South Doha Station) that receive waste from the Energy Department and transfer them to waste treatment centres or landfills.
Source: The Peninsula, Qatar