Recycling: the why,how and where in Bahrain

Info page on the environment and recycling resources in Bahrain

Companies that collect recyclable materials

Bahrain and G-Vision Reverse Vending Machines
Bahrain has unveiled an innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, by partnering with GVision, to introduce a unique recycling project involving Reverse Vending Machines (RVM).

Introduced for the first time in Bahrain  the incentive-based recycling program, offers benefits to  customers in return for their recycling efforts to help keep Bahrain clean.

The CSR initiative encompasses the installation of recycling vending machines where the public can exchange plastic bottles and aluminium cans in return for reward vouchers.
 
The companies' new exclusive partner will hopefully enable the placement of upto 1,000 machines  in strategic locations across Bahrain. 

Gvision will help people to collect in order to achieve cleaner environment, recover and recycle, divert and dispose empty plastic bottles and aluminum, across various consumer, business and government entities.



For info on becoming a partner, sponsor etc please call one the following numbers :


Tel +973  1729 4111 / +973 1729 3113

email: [email protected]


Locations to find the Gvision Machines


  • Adhari Park
  • Al Commodor Hotel - block 321 Qudaibiya
  • Al Hala Club - Muharraq
  • Al Hekma school - Isa Town
  • Al Iman schools
  • Al Jabriya suits (Condo Hotel) - Juffair
  • Al Moayyed international group -Manama
  • Al Wisam School - Abu Saiba
  • AOU Arab Open University - Aali
  • APG school Arabian Pearl Gulf School - Bilad al Qadeem
  • Bahrain Bayan school - Isa Town
  • BDF Bahrain Defence Force - East Riffa
  • Bahrain National Holding Tower - Seef
  • Blue Shark Gym - Riffa (ramez)
  • CH9 Lagoon Amwaj
  • Civil Service Bureau - Near Al Fateh Mosque
  • Durrat al Bahrain
  • Hawar International School - Riffa
  • Ibn Khuloon National school - Isa Town
  • Isa Airbase
  • Ministry Of Education Headquarters - Isa Town
  • Ministry Of the Interior - Manama
  • Nadeen School - Manama
  • Nasseem international school - Riffa
  • Pakistan school - Isa Town
  • Reef Island
  • Royal University for Women - Riffa
  • Shaikha Hessa Girls' school -Riffa
  • Swiss International Hotels & resorts - Gudaibiya Avenue
  • The Bahrain Mall -Seef


Bahrain Environment Service Society- Women on a mission 

In cooperation with the Environment Affairs Directorate and the Mother & Child Welfare Society, under the Patronage of Late Sheika Lulwa Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa  a Civil Society Action Program for Recycling in Bahrain was undertaken in 2001.

The project was financed by the private sector and supported by  UNEP and the environment Affairs Directorate. UNEP provided technical support and guidance.

The ladies have now become an independent company, focusing on recycling of all items and providing jobs for Bahraini's.

They now employ mostly Bahraini nationals who collect different materials to be recycled from many schools, governmental departments, private companies and individuals.

Able to  supply recycle skips  (at cost) and make arrangements to collect it any frequency you desire.


 

Collected are the following:


  • Any type of clean scrap Plastic
  • Any type of clean carton and paper
  • Any type of clean aluminum and scrap metal
  • Used printer cartridges
  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • E-waste (obsolete IT equipment etc)


Containers for bigger amount of recyclable items can be requested from:


Ms. Wadjiha :39224543


Alfa Express Co. W.L.L        Paper/Carton/plastic/metals

Want2recycle

Alfa Express Co. WLL is operating in Bahrain to assist the regional needs of waste management. 


Their main objective is to venture in a profitable and eco-friendly business to create an easy, hassle free approach to recycling which everyone can get involved in with the ultimate goal of greatly reducing the waste that is needlessly being sent to local landfills and creating an environment we are all proud to live in. 

 

Alfa Express Co. WLL believes in business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

They are proud to employ handicapped regional workforce.

They support regional charitable institutions like Al Bayan and Quran Care that recycle for charity.


Together with their expertise and their commitment, they try to do their bit for charity.

They have received special recognition from the labour ministry and numerous charitable institutions.

 

 

If you are in business, you need a recycling program that is flexible and hassle-free – a service that provides the right type of recycling equipment to best fit your business need

 

They have a fleet of more than 25 trucks plying across Bahrain giving satisfactory services round the clock,7 days a week to the clients for their waste disposal.

                                  

                                   Commercial:

Alpha Express role is to provide the commercial sector with waste management systems to suit the client’s specific recycling needs. This includes a wide range of bins, containers, cages and compactors. Our standard one point collection service for the recyclables will be provided free of charge.

 They offer the client a chance to support their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) through sponsoring our recycling program for the domestic sector and advertising their involvement with Alpha Express

 

                                    Domestic:

With the support from the commercial sector, the homes will be provided with a suitable recycling bin for the separation of the recyclables. There will be set days for the collection of the recyclables. All you have to do is place the tagged black bags outside your front door as per the provided schedule and they will collect free of charge.

                                   

                                    Schools:

With support from the commercial sector, the schools will be provided with suitable internal recycling bins for the separation of all recyclables. An effective one point collection system will be implemented with a regular collection service provided free of charge.

 

Contact: Mr. Srinivas  (Mobile : 36401601)

Budaiya


want2recycle.com


Want2Recycle is a sister concern of Alfa Express Co. WLL & Paper Chase International INC. operating in Bahrain to assist the regional needs of waste management


Mina Salman Industrial Area:

Building 419,

Road 4308,

Block 343

P.O. Box: 2005,

Manama.

Kingdom of Bahrain

Tel 17699026, 36401801, 36401601, 36429255


Falcon Waste Paper             Paper & Carton     Ma'ameer

Falcon Waste Paper


They are professional paper and carton collectors, and have more than hundred sites from where they collect.


The Bahrain based (Ma'ameer) waste paper recycling unit focused on saving the environment.       

            

They collect paper all over Bahrain. While most of their operation rely on collection of free waste paper, they are also open to negotiating to purchase good quality waste paper.  


                   

Services offered:

  • Free paper/carton collection (+200 Kg)
  • Confidential paper shredding

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 973 1770 0036 / 39657575

Falfac.com
Perfect Paper Recycling FZC (buyer of paper) UAE

 

UAE based company that has registered to buy plastic and paper in bulk.

 Please Contact Mr.Mohammed Shakeel + 971-50-4850542

 

 

Bahrain Contract Cleaning


Bahrain Contract Cleaning is the leading recycling company having 30 years experience in the field.

They recycle cartons, paper, all kind of plastic, Styrofoam, etc.



They have a contract with Municipalities to participate in their upcoming community recycling projects that is going to create a great impact in the way people think about environment. 



Having large number fleets and staffs, they currently serve most of the major markets in Bahrain.

Closely associated with some of the charity organizations in their drive for recycling for charity



Collection boxes are placed free of charge throughout Bahrain with new recycling bins


Contact:
Mr. Ajay Kumar (Operations Manager)  Tel. 39125578


Mr. Ratheesh Poozhiyil (General Manager)        Tel. 39468685


Mr. Hammed AlMajid (Managing Director)  Tel. 39468668


Website: www.recyclebahrain.net

E-mail: [email protected]


Facebook: recyclebahrain

* To get a recycling bin in the neighborhood, there are no cost involved. All that one should call one of the numbers above or email us your requirement . One can also contact them throug their website or our Facebook page
The only criteria for providing this bin is to find suitable place to serve maximum number of people. 


* There are no cost involved and it is absolutely free.


* Initially we clear these bins on weekly basis and if any point of time the bin get full prior to our service day, anyone call us on our number and we will clear it immediately .


* Paper and cardboard will undergo a semi recycling process here in our factory and then export them for final recycling whereas all kind of plastic is fully recycled in our factory in Bahrain and recycled materials become raw materials for many factories in Bahrain


Locations bins of Contract Cleaning

Locations bins of Contract Cleaning


  •  Bahrain University - Sakir   4 bins
  •  Bab Al Bahrain 3 different locations
  •  Gudaibiya -
    • Salmaniya Park
    • Andalus Park
  •  Juffair
    • Road 2444 Near Hani building
    • Road 2441, Near Orange Tower
    • Road no. 2442, Near Bahrain Speciality Hospital
    • Close to Oasis Tower
    • Next to 100 Residence Building
  •  Ras al Ruman
    •  near Ashraf's
  •  East Riffa
  •  Muharraq near MC Donalds
  •  Saar secondary school for girls
  •  Zallaq next to Midway market

Drop off locations around Bahrain

The following are locations where you can drop off recycling check back regularly for updates.


If you know of any place in Bahrain where bins are placed please contact me so I can include these here on the website so more are able to find them and make use of them

Bapco Petroleum Company B.S.C.

An Environmental Affairs Committee comprising of senior

management, has been established to oversee the development and monitoring of environmental, objectives and targets, set to ensure compliance with

legal requirements and the company’s Environment, Health and

Safety policy.



The Hazardous Waste Management Committee’s function is to ensure

that all hazardous waste generated within Bapco is identified, managed

and disposed off in an environmentally sound manner and in accordance with national and international regulations.

Bapco has an ongoing program for paper, cardboard, and printer and

copier cartridges recycling.

 

This program also involves the Awali community where a dedicated Awali Recycling Committee has been in place since early 1990.


Location of Bins for  clean paper, metal and plastic are next to the NBB National Bank of Bahrain

Bright Beginnings Daycare and Child development

 

Bright Beginnings Day Care and Child Development Center was created here in Bahrain to serve the needs of today’s family.  They answer the dilemma that many parents face……….Where to find quality child care? 

 

 

Abrar is trying hard to educate the Center and the Adliya community about recycling.
They would love to have bins that the community can use to recycle.

They think children must learn about this from a young age because it will have to be part of their day to day life.

 

They recycle paper and plastic outsiders can bring their items too.

 

  

Building 1549 Road 2733

Block 327 Al Adliya
Manama , Kingdom of Bahrain

 

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Phone : (973) 17 710 405

Fax      :  (973 ) 17 749 405 
 

Email: [email protected]

 

 

DROPOFF POINTS IN SCHOOL/SOCIETIES/MOSQUE

 Shaikha Hessa Girls School  Riffa Bahrain

 

 In school recycling of paper

 

Shaikha Hessa Girls' School (ARKIS) is an IB world School * for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. 

 

This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World school. These are schools that share a common philosophy-a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that (ARKIS) believes is important for our students.

 

Accreditation

Accreditation is the affirmation that a school provides the quality of education, which the community has a right to expect – and that the education world endorses.

 

In June 2005, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) awarded the Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School a candidacy for accreditation, with the aim of being fully accredited by 2007.

 

This candidacy status, i.e. the first major milestone with the MSA, was successfully achieved at the first attempt.

 

The Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School can now proudly say that the MSA standards have been met and a final visit in November 2007 was the last step in achieving the MSA accreditation. Shaikha Hessa Girls' School is now fully accredited by MSA.

 

 


 

2. Al Estiqal Secondary Girls School

 

Block No:215

Avenue 10

MUHARRAQ

Tel:17340635  fax: 17345321

 

In school recycling of paper

 


 

3. Bright Beginnings Day Care Home

 

 

Building 1549 Road 2733
Block 327 Al Adliya

Phone : (973) 17 710 405

 

In school recycling of paper and plastic :outsiders are welcome to drop off their recycling 

 


 

4.Hamad Town Primary school for Girls

 

Block No:1210 Road 1060,

 Rowdha Roundabout 9

 

Tel: 17420431 Fax:17420432

 

In school recycling of Paper and carton

Parents and neighbors are encouraged to actively participate

 

5. Al Nusuf  mosque in block 913 Riffa

 

Most Mosques in Bahrain will take in any paper and magazines for recycling because its Haram (forbidden) to throw them in the trash as the name of God might be printed in it.

 

 

6. Riffa views international school

 

Building: 1513 Road: 4325

Block:493 Riffa

Tel:16565000

 

They placed a recycle bank consisting of 4 bins for
glass, aluminum, plastic and paper
located in the school parking lot.

 

Riffa Views International School now hosts one of the Recycle for Charity recycling centres that are appearing around Bahrain. 

This is a public facility that is designed to allow you to recycle your household waste quickly and easily.

Please make use of the facility and help us in our commitment to our environment.



 

7. Al Raja school Manama Bahrain

 

Building 2070 Road 641

Block 306 manama

Tel:17254414 fax:17273073


Have placed a recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, aluminum, plastic and paper



 

8. St. Christopher infant/junior school Saar

 

 Tel: 17 598 600

Building:790 Road:1322

Block:513   Maqaba

 

 

On the parking lot of the infant / junior school a recycling bank has been placed for:

Glass, paper, aluminum and plastic 
 

9. Saba Girls primary school
 

Road: 1621 - Block:1216

Hamad Town  (22)

 A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed


10. French School

 

Bldg: 43 Road: Avenue 8

Block: 255 Busaiteen

Address : PO BOX 26072 MANAMA - BAHRAIN

Phone : (973) 17 323 770   

Email Address : [email protected]

  A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed 
 

11. Raba Adawiya Girls Primary School

Bldg: 55 Road: 815

 Block: 308 Gudaibiya

A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed 
 

 

Building 1594 Road: 3933 

Block: 939 East Riffa

 Telephone:973 17770040
 
 
 
A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed 
 

Avenue 35

 

off Janabiya Highway Saar

 

Telephone:17793444 

 

A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 

 

Building:177 

Road:1507

Block: 615

Um Al-Beath Sitra


 
A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 

 
15. Horse Race track Sakhir
 
 Two skips for aluminum and plastic have been placed
 
 
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16. Umm Al-Qurra Primary Girls School
 
Building: 81
 
Road: 44
 
Block: 644 Nuwaidrat 
 
A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 

 

17. Umm Al-Hassam Primary Boys School

Building: 142  Road: 3703

Block: 337 Um Al Hassam

 
 A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 

 

18. A.Rahman Kanoo International School

 

Building: 192 Road: 408

 

Block: 704 Salmabad

 
 A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 

Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) is an IB world School * for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World school. These are schools that share a common philosophy-a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that (ARKIS) believes is important for our students.

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19. Bahrain Bayan School

 


Building: 230  Road: 4111

Block: 841 Isa Town

 
A recyclebank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 

The Bahrain Bayan School is a bilingual, coeducational, college preparatory school with an international curriculum and faculty.

It aims to preserve the tenets of Arabic /Islamic values, to assist students to a depth of cross-cultural knowledge and to promote the global perspective necessary for future world citizens.

 

20. Ric’s country Kitchen

 Building:165 

Road:410

Block:340 Juffair

A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 
 

 

Shop: 202

Avenue 66 –

Block 362 Adhari

A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed 


   22. Entrance Qadam Village

 

A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed 


And if you are there please step in to the Al Kamel factory shop where you can get a host of bottles with beneficial essence water for a host of illnesses.

Used by generation upon generation of Bahraini families 

Download water selection and explanation pdf / doc

I'll be adding very soon a new section on organic farmers

alternative health

complementary therapies

If you are a certified

therapist

 Please contact me with your details if you also would like to be included for free on this info website


23 New York Institute of technology

Adliya Campus: 851

Road: 3828

Block: 338 Adliya

 

A recyclebank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed
 

 

24. Bahrain Society of Engineers

Al-Shabeb Avenue

Road: 4101
Juffair

 

A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed


 Dotted around the Kingdom of Bahrain there have been many recycling banks placed and the support by many who make use of them is absolutely amazing.

Anything and everything we recycle lessens the burden on or water ground and electrical resources.

There is no need for much of the trash that many throw out currently to be buried or incinerated.

It is the main cause of groundwater and air-pollution in Bahrain.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND SHARE THIS INFO WEBSITE WITH ALL RESIDENTS IN BAHRAIN.

 


25 HSBC Bank

Road: 2819 - Opposite to Al-Aali mall

 Seef Area 

 

 
 
A recyclebank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed

26.  Omaima Bint Al-Nooman Secondary Girls School 

Building: 952 Block: 808
Baghdad Road
, Isa town

Phone: 17681963/17781409

Fax: 17680795

 A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed


 

27. Ahmed Al Omran Secondary Boys School.

Building:948  Road 1812

Block:318 Hoora  Manama


A recycle bank consisting of 4 skips for glass, plastic, metal/aluminum and paper/carton has been placed

 
 

Mobile phone recycling

Recycle your Nokia devices and accessories

 

At Nokia we take our environmental responsibility very seriously. Our product designers work constantly to increase the amount of recyclable materials we use in our devices and accessories. So when you decide to upgrade to your next Nokia device, please play your part.

Just drop of your old device and accessories at any Nokia Care point and we will send them to the nearest Nokia approved recycling company. Mobile phone recycling leads to both material and energy recovery from old devices, and helps ensure the proper disposal of harmful substances.

For other brands and models of phone, check with your local service centre.


According to the latest (2010) Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics, this is how the top 10 companies are rated:

1. Nokia Overall, Nokia does best on the toxic chemicals criteria, followed by energy, and does least well on e-waste issues.( ↔1)


2.
Sony Ericsson It is the best performer on the toxic chemicals criteria of all the ranked brands (↔2)


3. Philips Philips gains points for launching an LED TV that is free from PVC and BFRs, the first product in this category to be free from these hazardous substances (↔3)


4.HP
 HP climbs to 4th place from 8th with an increased score of 5.5 (up from 4.9), as a result of its progress in bringing products that are free from PVC and BFRs onto the market and a new commitment to phase out beryllium and compounds by July 2011a (↑8)

5. Samsung Samsung rejoins the leaders in the Guide, rising from 13th place to 5th, as a result of one of its penalty points being lifted and improvements in its score on chemicals (↑13)


6.
Motorola Motorola drops from 4th place to joint 6th,Motorola scores relatively well on the chemicals criteria and has a goal to eliminate PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), though only in mobile devices and not all its products introduced after 2010, despite the fact that Sony Ericsson and Nokia are already there.(↓4)

6.Panasonic Panasonic stays in 6th place (together with Sony and Motorola) it gains points on the voluntary take-back of its products for launching the first program for the take-back of TVs in a non-OECD country.(↔6)

6.SonySony stays in joint 6th place, tying with Panasonic and Motorola. Sony gains a point for providing verification for its CSR report that also includes its calculations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.(↔6)


9.
Apple ToshibaApple drops to 9th place from 5th, All Apple products are now free of PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), with the exception of PVC-free power cords in countries where their safety certification process is still ongoing. Apple continues to score poorly for the minimal information it provides about its future toxic chemical phase-out plans.(↓5)

10.Dell Dell maintaining its position in 10th place, gaining points on both the chemicals and the e-waste criteria.However, Dell continues to be hampered by the penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of 2009.(↔10)

 

E waste Recycling with Zain Bahrain

 

Manama – 13 Oct 2015

Zain Bahrain, the most innovative telecom operator in the Kingdom, expands its successful e-Waste Recycling Campaign with the support of the Supreme Council for Environment, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). 

With an aim to promote a healthy environment and urge people to contribute and participate in the campaign, Zain Bahrain has placed boxes in the UNDP office along with Zain Bahrain’s Headquarters. The company are planning to expand the scope of its environmental CSR initiative by locating boxes in various schools and universities in the Kingdom. 

“We aim to expand our reach and encourage the public to become more responsible and take a step towards a more eco-friendly society.” commented Corporate Communications Manager, Samya Hussein from Zain Bahrain. ​