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Recycle in Kuwait

This just made my heart flutter. Eshda3wa had mentioned I needed to visit Al Ahmadi to see the lights, and she was right. I had so much fun; all of Kuwait should decorate the way Ahmadi decorates – lights everywhere!

But here is what made my heart truly flutter:


Recycle Bins! In Kuwait!

“When they first brought them,” my friend told me, “I thought ‘oh yeah, Kuwait, well maybe it will work for a week or two’ and so we gathered up EVERYTHING in the house and loaded the bins so we could get rid of them, but actually, they have been picking up regularly, right on schedule.”


I have heard there is a new recycle company that will pick up for free. Who are they? How do we contact them?

Update June 2011 – two new options listed in the comments section, companies providing recycle services in Kuwait. 🙂

March 1, 2009 - Posted by | Community, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Interconnected, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Social Issues | , ,


  1. The only free recycling company that I know of is Green Target Company. They only collect papers/books for now but I’ve heard they’re going to expand and collect plastic soon. It’s run by young Kuwaiti guys and I’m so glad I heard about GTC before I threw away all my old uni handouts!

    Their number is 94444927:)

    Comment by dandoon | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. There are a few recycling companies in Kuwait (listed below). I’m not sure which one(s) pick up.

    KOC’s logo is on the bins pictured above, but I couldn’t find any info on their website. Main e-mail is

    Green Target Company –
    Challenge the Era Company –
    Metal & Recycling Company –
    Environment Preservation Industrial Co (EPIC) –
    Environment Friends Campaign (EFC) –

    Comment by Desert Girl | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. finally, awareness !! great news !

    Comment by Abdullah | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. I really hope this works!

    Comment by ::: ShoSho ::: | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  5. There are recycle bins in Abdullah Alsalem area “Daahya” Co-op since the 90’s near the juice place.

    Comment by AMD | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  6. Thank you, Dandoon!

    Great info, thank you, Desert Girl!

    Abdullah – Yes!

    ShoSho – me too!

    AMD – Well, I guess you can figure out I don’t live in Abdulla Al Salem 😉 or I would be there recycling!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  7. wont work in kuwait unless you educate them about it
    thats annoying 😦

    Comment by Kharbota | March 4, 2009 | Reply

  8. Kharbota – big change happens in little steps. Help us set the example 🙂 We can change the world. Yes, we can. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 4, 2009 | Reply

  9. نخن مؤسسة نهضة الحياة للتنمية المستدامة الشاملة وهى مؤسسة تنموية مصرية عالمية ولدينا مشروع تدوير مخلفات فى مصر ونود التعاون ومعرفة المزيد فى كيفية تطبيق وتنفيذ المشروع باعلى جودة ممكنة

    Comment by e-mustafa ahmed mohamed | May 10, 2009 | Reply

  10. ههههههههه مشاله بعد هههههههه قصدكم في امريكا

    Comment by qatarhero | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  11. here are the recycling companys in kuwait that i know :
    1- مراسي الخليج
    phone number : 99018654 (only paper)

    2- شركة الخليج لصناعة الزجاج (only green and clear glass)
    phone number : 99796906

    they come pick it up

    theres also MRC phone number : 24577773\4 (recycle everything)

    please use them and feel free to contact them for any information

    Comment by fatma | July 20, 2010 | Reply

  12. Thank you, Fatma!

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 20, 2010 | Reply

  13. This post is a great resource! I’m glad I came across it.

    Comment by nq | August 15, 2010 | Reply

  14. As usual, NQ, it is the readers and commenters who provided most of the information. 🙂 Don’tcha just love the blogging world, and the good information it allows us to pass along? Nice to see you again. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 15, 2010 | Reply

  15. I just moved to Kuwait and I am so glad that I found this website!
    I have somethings I need to recycle and I contacted MRC and they said they will only pick up if the weight is over 1 ton! I recycle daily and wanted a place that is close by to drop the things off or someone who picks up. Can anyone recommend a company for me?
    Furthermore, does anyone know if the bins at Abdullah Al Salem actually get recycled?
    And does anyone know of a company that recycles tin and metal (soft drink cans and food cans)?
    Thank you!

    Comment by P.D. | September 14, 2010 | Reply

  16. JD, I don’t have the latest information. If I were in Kuwait, I would start with this blog – it is fantastic.

    He publishes menus and all kinds of paperwork, so that people don’t need paper copies. He is also very in tune with all kinds of recycling. Good luck. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 14, 2010 | Reply

  17. did anyone hear about Recyclink_kw company? Does anybody know their contact?

    Comment by Mohammad | March 29, 2011 | Reply

  18. Sorry, Mohammed, I don’t know.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 30, 2011 | Reply

  19. My name is shaker al Essa, I am a manager at MRC, my email is and I would love to start recycling at your home, and your office.

    Comment by Shaker | June 14, 2011 | Reply

  20. Shaker, I am no longer in Kuwait, and I will leave your contact there for people who are. 🙂 Good luck.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 15, 2011 | Reply


    Comment by nettco | June 22, 2011 | Reply

  22. Thank you, Nettco. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 22, 2011 | Reply

  23. I would really like to know who the company in Ahmadi are. I’m sure they are more professional than The Green Target Company as they never pick up the line and never call back when we leave messages.

    Comment by Kian Saadat | October 22, 2011 | Reply

  24. please can you made an refresh for your website
    thanks alot
    im a students from kuwait

    thank you

    Comment by al-zeen | December 17, 2011 | Reply

  25. Al Zeen, I am no longer in Kuwait, and it is hard to keep updated now. Anyone with updated information is welcome to add in this comments section.

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 19, 2011 | Reply

  26. MRC recycling company website, for the NewAir project, that recycles from homes and offices all of your recycling products, mainly, boilers, plastic bootless, such as shampoos, old kitchen ware, your broken down fridge, and washing machine, you daily soda cans, etc

    Please contact MRC, at Newair call center:
    22 98 62 22

    and our website:

    Comment by Shaker Al-Essa | February 6, 2012 | Reply

  27. Thank you, Shaker Al-Essa!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 6, 2012 | Reply

  28. Recycled Inc. is committed to a role of environmental leadership, striving to make a fundamental difference across Kuwait by providing an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound recycling system: one person, one business and one community at a time.

    Comment by Recycled inc. Kuwait | March 11, 2012 | Reply

  29. Thank you, Recycled Inc. in Kuwait 🙂

    Comment by Intlxpatr | March 11, 2012 | Reply

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