During the last 40 years, the State of Qatar has shown tremendous development at a rapid pace, thus becoming a powerful state both in the Gulf and international arena. The State of Qatar shares a concern for protecting the environment with the rest of the world. Rapidly increasing populations, pollution and wastes are increasing as well. The State of Qatar is addressing this concern by issuing many environmental regulations. In fact, it has ratified international conventions related to protecting the environment and waste management and has created environmental bodies such as the Ministry of Environment. Using collected data and comparison with other countries, this article will provide an assessment of Qatar’s recycling waste regulations, their efficiency and implications. Having evaluated the data, I propose that steps now be taken and plans made for the future.