Urbaser renews its presence in Bahrain for another 7 years for a value of €240 million

  • The leading Spanish company in environmental solutions has been working in Bahrain since 2016.
  • The new contract includes 170 selective collection points and awareness campaigns to promote more sustainable and cleaner waste management for its communities.

Madrid, April 3, 2024. Urbaser has been responsible for waste collection and street cleaning in the northern and southern municipalities of Bahrain since 2016. The Spanish company has recently renewed this contract for the next 7 years for a value of 240 million euros. 

The service will now have 170 selective collection points which they have agreed to include in order to improve the service to the inhabitants. In addition, Urbaser will carry out awareness campaigns in coordination with the authorities of Bahrain’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture to spread the habit of recycling household waste at home.

In the northern and southern municipalities of Bahrain, Urbaser serves more than 750,000 inhabitants. With a workforce of 1,600 employees, including 200 Bahrainis, and a fleet of more than 300 vehicles, Urbaser collects some 400,000 tons of waste annually.

“We are very excited to be able to strengthen our presence in a key country in the Middle East, one of the world’s most vibrant regions in economic, demographic and digital transformation terms. However, as in other regions, the Middle East faces complex environmental challenges, which is why Urbaser reinforces our commitment to accompany these territories towards a cleaner and more sustainable resource management for their communities,” says Luis de la Campa, Urbaser’s Country Manager in Bahrain and responsible for the company’s business in the Middle East.

In addition, Urbaser is the company awarded the contract to clean the Bahrain F1 circuit, one of the most important sporting events in the country throughout the year. At this season’s Grand Prix, held at the end of February, Urbaser mobilized more than 150 workers and 30 vehicles to enrich this spectacle through its sustainable approach.