30, April 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) developed an integrated action plan for Eid al-Fitr as part of its commitment to continue providing its services at the highest standards and meet the expected increase in waste generation.
With this plan, the Center aims to maintain cleanliness in all vital areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain city, and Al Dhafra region. The plan includes the collection and transportation of solid municipal waste, maintaining hygiene, providing pest control services, and impounding stray animals during and after Eid al-Fitr.
His Excellency Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said: 'The Center is preparing to deal with the expected increase in the volume of waste during Eid al-Fitr by finalising plans and intensifying the efforts of its teams. In doing so, the Center will ensure the cleanliness of mosques, venues for Eid prayers, streets, parks, event sites, and various public areas in the Emirate, while ensuring that all the environmental requirements are met, in coordination with the relevant authorities. In addition, the Center will provide pest control services in the Emirate, in line with the its vision for achieving sustainable waste management and pest control in Abu Dhabi.'
Collection and transportation of waste
In terms of waste collection and transportation services, during Eid Al-Fitr, the Center will enhance its public health services, including its manual and automatic sweeping services and slaughterhouse waste disposal, through increasing the number of cleaners by an additional 261. The Center will also increase the number of waste containers by 254 as well as the number of cleaning equipment and tools, to ensure the provision of municipal and solid waste collection and transportation services, as well as hygiene services throughout the Emirate, especially in vital places such as large markets, commercial and residential areas, mosques, and Eid prayers venues.
Public health pest control
As part of its plan, Tadweer will provide pest control services at an increased rate before and during Eid al-Fitr in various locations in the Emirate, which includes 1,895 mosques and prayer venues, 20 government-sanctioned slaughterhouses, and 90 parks. The Center’s pest control and animal monitoring campaigns cover various areas of Abu Dhabi, including residential areas, commercial and industrial areas, roads and public streets, parks, mosques, government departments, health and education centers, tunnels and bridges, ponds and swamps, construction sites for citizens' villas, archaeological sites and museums, slaughterhouses and public markets, farms and estates, as well as waste collection points and containers.
The services provided by the Center include monitoring insect activity, combating all pests that pose a threat to public health including mosquitoes, flies, rodents, cockroaches, and ants, as well as field teams to deal with pest control requests received by the Center from the public. A team of 1,354 employees will carry out pest control campaigns in Abu Dhabi, bringing the total number of cars and equipment allocated by Tadweer for providing pest control services to 370 cars and 2,387 pieces of equipment to ensure that services are provided in line with the best standards.
Stray animals monitoring
During Eid al-Fitr, the Center's services will also include the provision of monitoring services for stray animals such as cats and dogs in Abu Dhabi, where stray animals would be impounded using approved procedures and then sent to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to receive proper care.
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center is continuously implementing strategic projects through which it works towards developing a sustainable system for waste management system and pest control in Abu Dhabi. The Center’s projects also include infrastructure development projects for waste collection and transportation services, waste transport and treatment plants, and enhancing the means of monitoring the waste sector, as well as raising awareness among members of the community about the importance of protecting and preserving the environment.