Over 30,000 tonnes of waste collected during Eid holidays

Muscat - 

Landfills throughout the sultanate received large quantities of municipal and slaughterwaste during the Eid holidays. The quantity of waste received at landfills is estimated to be more than 30,000 tonnes.

Be’ah has been putting tremendous effort in tackling the large quantities of waste by collecting and disposing them at engineered landfills.

Fatma al Mujaini, acting municipal waste sector strategies manager at Be’ah, said, “Be’ah has been working closely with service providers in different governorates to put a complete and efficient plan in order to tackle the increasing quantities of municipal and slaughterwaste that was expected to be generated during Eid al Adha.”

The company has been supporting existing resources, such as bins, equipment, and trucks, with additional ones to collect and transport waste before and during Eid holidays. Large skips were distributed in most governorates.

Fatma added that the quantity of municipal and slaughterwaste increased between August 11 and 15 to reach more than 30,000 tonnes, an increase of 60 per cent compared to normal days.

Operations team at Be’ah continues work to ensure that waste is collected and transported to landfills in a quick and effective manner.

Mohammed al Maamari, regional operations manager at Be’ah, said, “Eid is an exceptional event for our team, so we worked 24 hours a day during these holidays. Our operations include extensive collection of waste to make sure that the waste does not pile as well as the cleaning and sanitisation of bins. This is in addition to the distribution of 202 special slaughterwaste skips across Oman.”

Maamari confirmed that a total of 7,092 tonnes of waste was collected during Eid from North Batinah, 3,936 tonnes from South Batinah, 252 tonnes from Musandam, 1,446 tonnes from Dhahirah, and 781 tonnes from Buraimi. “These numbers mean that we need more effort, labour and equipment,” he added.

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