Community Recycling

AAA drives 2020 recycling initiative

Do-It-Yourself Garage provides service in an environmentally friendly way.

AAA drives 2020 recycling initiative

120 batteries.


16,000 liters of used motor oil (or an average of 1,000 oil changes.


24,000 kilograms of scrap metal.


These numbers represent the sum of many completed maintenance projects by members of the Arabian Automobile Association in Dhahran as it wrapped up its 2020 Automobile Recycling Initiative.


The AAA is known in the community for its sweet water car wash facility, but a number of other vehicle improvements and maintenance take place there. On any given day, it’s common to see owners check vehicle fluids, and oil changes are common.


The AAA is a Do-It-Yourself Garage (Building 9028 on Canyon Road) provides members with an opportunity to maintain their vehicle themselves at reasonable cost in a fit-for-purpose automobile shop that assists in safely disposing of vehicle-related waste and recyclable materials. And members are not alone in their DIY maintenance as there are three full time AAA Garage advisers ready to loan the appropriate tools, help diagnose issues, and provide guidance on repair and maintenance.   


Although the testing and replacing of dead batteries, changing motor oil, and replacing and recycling scrap metal is supported directly by the AAA Self Directed Group, it takes the effort of many corporate departments to complete the 2020 Automobile Recycling Initiative. The AAA thanked the Recreation Service Division, Central Community Services Department, and the Industrial Security Department for ensuring the safe transportation of materials to its out of community recycling partners.  


The AAA Garage is open 8 a.m. to noon, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Weekend and holiday hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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