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.


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 plastic

 

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 our 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

email


 http://www.want2recycle.com
 

Falcon Waste Paper

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

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 collection
  • Confidential paper shredding
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 973 1770 0036 / 39657575

                   
http://www.falfac.com/

Al Tawfeek Maintenance Service Co.WLL

 

They have just place the first set of 4 skips in Sanad (The Centre- Alalawi Complex) for collection of paper-carton-plastic-glass recyclable items.

I will keep you all updated on further placements in the future.

Al Tawfeek Maintenance Services Co. WLL. would like to introduce themselves as one of the leading service providers in the of Bahrain, catering to the Industrial and Domestic sectors – both Government and Private.    We offer a comprehensive range of essential maintenance services as described here under:



  • Civil Construction & Maintenance.


  • Tanker Services - We have vacuum tankers of capacities of US Gal.2000 and 4000 Gal. for removing liquid waste, sludge etc.


  • High Pressure Water Jetting Machine for clearing Drainage Blocks and Cleaning of Pipes, Tanks and Sewerage lines.


  • Skip Services for Trash disposal.


  • Cleaning Services – Our range of services include Carpet shampooing, Upholstery Cleaning, General Cleaning, Floor scrubbing and polishing.


  • Household & Office Furniture Removal Services.


  • Air Conditioning & AC Ducting Services – We offer maintenance & repairs of all types of Air Conditioners including Chillers & Central package units and home appliances.


  • Mechanical Fabrication works


  • Pest Control Services.


  • Construction Equipment Hiring


  • Marble Restoration Works

     

    Al Tawfeek  can be reached as follows:

    Toll Free No. 8000 1130
    Fax : +973 17 786869
    P. O. Box : 24349
    Manama
    Kingdom of Bahrain
    E-mail : [email protected]
    Web : www.altawfeek.net
     

     

     

    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

     

     

    Millenium Computers

     

    Used Printer/toner cartridges

    They collect IT Equipment (Monitors, CPU, Printers, Scanner..) they repair computers, printers, monitors and so on.

    With the collected wasted IT Equipment,they can utilize them as spare parts. Waste coming out of these IT Equipment is Plastic, circuit board and metal. This waste is recyclable.

    How we do it

    Amounts Raised  from the above collection goes to Children and Mother Welfare Society.

    Ehsan Asghar Mobile: 36400013 Email

    Website

    Working Hours:
    Retail outlet (Manama)
    8:30am ~ 1:00pm / 4:00pm ~ 8:30pm
    Factory (Tubli) 8:30am ~ 4:30pm 
    Working Days:
    Saturday ~ Thursday
    (Closed on Friday & Public Holidays)
     
    P.O. Box : 54243
    Email      : [email protected]
    Tel           : 973 17 22 57 97
    Fax          : 973 17 2280 81
     
     

    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
      • 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. (closed)
    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.

     

     

    Awali residents have 3 collection points
     
    Bapco Club
     
     
     
    Behind the  pool near Princess Sebeekha park
     
     
     
    Next to NBB where the old skips are located
     
     

    The Awali recycling points takes the following items:

     

    Clean paper and carton

     

    ◊ Clean plastic items

     

    ◊ Clean aluminum and metal items

     

    ◊ Clean clear and colored glass

     

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    Art of Living members paper recycling

    Several Art of Living volunteers are living in compounds per-dominantly in the Budaiya Area  and they've put boxes near their homes where paper and  carton only is collected.

     

    The central collection points are in Fawaz and Al Zeera garden from where it gets collected by falcon waste paper factory. 

     

    Money generated is then used for local project by AOL.

    Seeing as the gardens are private compounds please call first before dropping off any  clean paper/carton items.

     

    Al Fawaz garden: 17693984 /39571225 

    Al Zeera garden:Sunita Malhotra  @ 17691550 /39676617

     

     

    Here you can find locations of the gardens and any other place in Bahrain 

    TIP: Search under garden and more than 300 location maps can be accessed.

    The following green projects are being organized by them in Bahrain

     


     


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    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]

     

     

    More Compounds that have paper recycling bins

    As before if you don't live in the following garden or compounds that recycle please ask permission or the guard to take it  and deposit it in the box.

     

     MIAMI PARK AL JANABIYA

     

    ZEERA GARDEN AL QALAA

     ASSALAM GARDEN BARBAR

    AL RASHIDIAH VILLAGE AL HAMALA

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    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. ​