Zawya- February 3, 2015- Averda to deploy first-of-its-kind underground waste collection system in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, KSA - 3 February 2015: averda, the largest waste management company in the MENA region, is launching the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's
first underground waste containers. The deployment will bring one of the most efficient underground waste systems to heavily populated areas
such as Riyadh, Jeddah and Jubail. With the Kingdom producing as much as 12m tonnes of solid waste per year, the underground containers
provide a cost-effective, environmentally and aesthetically sound solution.


The system allows for the hygienic disposal of residential, commercial and public waste through the use of a plastic container as opposed to the typical
underground concrete setup. By extending its storage capacity up to five cubic metres underground, the frequency of the waste collection is reduced compared to
traditional and smaller bin systems. averda is constantly improving the carbon footprint of its operations in KSA and the wider region.


The underground waste containers are also designed with the aesthetics of the architectural style of the site in which it is based and are equipped with sensors
that update the collection team regarding the status of its capacity and when ready to be collected.


"The underground waste solution provides cities with maximum storage capacity while utilising minimal space. This effective clean technology solution will
provide KSA neighbourhoods with cleaner environments and more cost effective solutions for cities in Riyadh, Jeddah and Jubail," stated Jeroen Vincent, chief
operating officer of the GCC for averda. "averda continues to work closely with the Saudi government and partners to achieve a clean and green environment for
the Kingdom."


Semi-underground containers were designed for on-site reloading and collection. The ability to store waste underground has a natural cooling effect that lessens
odour and bacterial formation.


In addition to the underground containers system, averda provides integrated waste management services in Riyadh, Jeddah and Jubail, including cleaning,
collection, disposal, treatment and recovery. The company also supports the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology's (KAUST) LEED Platinum
certification, delivering sustainable integrated waste and resource management services since 2010. averda has also worked with Princess Nora University to
deliver similar services since 2011 and since October last year, averda is delivering city cleaning and collection to King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

 

About averda:
averda International is the largest environmental solutions provider in the MENA region, specializing in integrated resources management. averda is at the
forefront of innovation in the regional market, providing sustainable solutions and more than 35 years of experience in the effective management of waste for both
private and public sector clients across pedestrian, residential, commercial and industrial areas.


averda's extensive portfolio of services ranges from street cleaning through to waste collection, treatment, disposal and recycling. The company's capabilities also
include the development of solutions for water, wastewater and solid waste of public, residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, all within a sustainable
framework that respects the natural environment. averda also designs and implements full-scale solutions to recover valuable and recyclable resources like paper,
metals, and water.


With 10,000 employees serving millions of people every day, averda operates in full compliance with international standards for quality control throughout
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Morocco and Angola. averda is supported by
Growthgate Capital Corporation since 2008.

 

averda Public Relations
Lina Tayara
London, UK
Tel : +44 207 5817100
Email: comms@averda.com
© Press Release 2015