Recycle in Dubai

Recycling in Dubai

It’s time to clean-up your act guys! I’ve been looking for places to recycle in Dubai for a while now, and it hasn’t been easy. Every community has a different system and only a few areas are covered by Dubai Municipality.

After a couple of hours of research, a few emails and phone calls to companies around the city, I’ve put the below map together. This is still a work in progress, but I feel like we’re getting somewhere!

What’s on the map?

Green-recycle : 11 Smart and Sustainable Oasis Recycling Centre from Dubai Municipality

What can you bring? Cans, Metals; Large e-waste, Mobile phones, Hard disk drives, Electrical lamps, Batteries, Wood, Leather, Textiles & Fabrics, Plastic, Paper, Cardboard, Clear glass, Coloured glass, Rubber, and Other recyclables

Green-light -recycle : EEG – Emirates Environmental Group Office

What can you bring? Paper, plastic, cans, e-waste, batteries, glass, printer cartridges & toner

purple - recycle : Community Recycling Centres


If you would like to add any recycling centre to this map, or went somewhere where the bins were not available anymore – please leave a comment below!

The Recycling Chain in the UAE

The biggest issue in the country remains that quite a few items are collected, however, no one is recycling them. What is the point to sort your PET bottles at home if they’re going to end up in a landfill anyway?

I am currently doing more research to understand what is actually being recycled and transformed in the UAE, or alternatively sold to other countries to be recycled.

Watch this space!


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