Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) task forces have completed preparation for Eid Al Adha with a comprehensive and integrated action plan aimed at safeguarding public health and ensuring business continuity during the festive season.
The plan will be implemented by the Center’s Department of Waste Collection and Transportation and Department of Public Health Pest Control. It focuses on providing targeted support services across Abu Dhabi to address the needs of the population at a time when large numbers of people congregate, and the amount of slaughterhouse waste increases.
Tadweer’s Waste Collection and Transportation Department contributes to preserving the aesthetic appeal of the emirate by keeping waste bins inside residential complexes at all times except during waste collection and maintaining the cleanliness of the bins to avoid the spread of diseases. In addition, it is responsible for raising environmental awareness among the community.
The Department’s plan for Eid Al Adha involves manual and mechanical sweeping as well as washing and general cleaning of public spaces with special attention paid to Eid prayer grounds, collecting and transporting waste from government slaughterhouses, and picking up waste in public parks and on open beaches. The Department will deploy 251 additional bins as well as 65 cleaning equipment units during the holiday period.
Meanwhile, the Center’s Public Health Pest Control Department has allocated 1,240 workers, 322 cars and 1,251 other vehicles for Eid Al Adha operations. The Department’s action plan includes assigning emergency field teams to address service requests from the public, as well as providing pest control in key areas, especially government slaughterhouses, public parks and markets.
In the run-up to the festive season, the Department’s teams have conducted intensive pest control campaigns at several important sites, in addition to the locations serviced on a daily basis. The focus sites include mosques, Eid prayer grounds, government slaughterhouses, public gardens and parks, palaces and villas, public markets (vegetables, fruit, fish and meat), and all residential areas in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Dr Salem Al Kaabi, General Manager of Tadweer, said: “Eid Al Adha is one of the most important religious occasions for Muslims, and a cherished holiday for all UAE citizens and residents. During this period, the volumes of waste generated by households and consumer facilities increase significantly, therefore we must step up our efforts to maintain the highest health and safety standards.”
He also called on all members of the community to follow preventive measures in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
About Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer):
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) is a government entity set up in 2008 under the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to build an integrated waste management system in Abu Dhabi and promote sustainable waste management practices in the emirate. To achieve the optimal utilization of natural resources and turn waste into a valuable economic resource, the Center has implemented several projects and offer a wide range of services across three vital sectors including operations, strategy, and business development and support services, and their affiliated departments. These departments are tasked with implementing Tadweer’s plans, strategy and objectives.
Tadweer’s key activities include project and facility management, waste collection and transportation management, pest control project management, and licensing, tariff and customer service management. These activities are carried out under the supervision of relevant departments responsible for various waste management services including waste collection, transportation, treatment and recycling. Through these departments, Tadweer manages several dedicated facilities and projects, and provides pest control and other best-in-class services to its customers. Furthermore, Tadweer conducts a series of public awareness programs to encourage different segments of society to adopt an environmentally conscious culture and contribute to creating a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.