Washmen now collect recyclable waste with every laundry pick-up…

UAE laundry service Washmen are doing their bit for the environment with the launch of their new recycling service. When customers place a laundry order with them, they’re required to leave the load outside their door for collection, and now they can leave their home recycling waste as well for free.

It’s not just Washmen-branded waste that they will take off your hands. You can donate all of your plastic waste including water bottles, plastic carrier bags and containers, as well as paper waste such as newspapers, cardboard, flyers and so on. You can’t, however, leave out glass waste, tin cans or food contaminated waste.

Once you’ve placed your laundry order, a driver will be at your door within 90 minutes. You’ll need to fit all of your recycling into up to three of Washmen’s bags and leave it outside next to your laundry for collection.

In the past, Washmen has offered other useful collection services to help residents do their bit, such as clothing donations for Red Crescent during Ramadan. A 2016 Dubai Carbon report stated that the average UAE resident generates about 2.7 kilograms of waste every day (jumping to around 5.4 kilograms during Ramadan). Comparatively, the average European produces just 1.2kg of waste per day.

Additionally, you can take your recycling to one of these public spots:

Dubai Marina promenade – plastic, glass, paper
The Greens Village Shops – plastic, glass, papers, cans
Emirates Hills Meadows Village – Plastic, paper, cans
Rashidiya Shopping Centre – plastic, paper, cans, cardboard
Al Quoz Oasis Centre Mall – plastic, paper
Arabian Ranches Retail Centre – plastic, glass, papers, clothing, cans
Safa Park – plastic, paper, cardboard, cans
Nad Al Sheba – plastic, paper, cardboard, cans
Various Spinneys locations – plastic, paper, cans
The Beach, The Walk, JBR – plastic, paper


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