The three-year waste management contract prioritises recycling for the gigaproject, which aims for ‘zero waste to landfill’ even throughout Phase 1 of construction.
The partnership involves collecting and recycling waste generated by administration offices, residential facilities, and construction activities, in addition to meeting the high environmental standards set for the project.
The scope of the contract also includes sewage collection services, involving the collection and transportation of sewage via tanker trucks to the sewage treatment plant in Yanbu until the construction and commissioning of the temporary sewage treatment plant (STP) for the project is completed.
Recycling and reusing waste underpin the approach to waste management, as it will support the TRSDC in designing, building, and operating Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) plants.
The recyclable material that is recovered from both the MSW and CDW stream will then transferred for further processing or used as fill material on the project.
Commenting on the initiative, the chief executive officer of TRSDC, John Pagano, said: “We're uncompromising in our commitment to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural environment. Pioneering new standards in sustainable development to achieve this goal is at the heart of The Red Sea Project, as is selecting the right partners who are willing and able to support our ambition.”