In a bid to clean up the city, a new awareness initiative is calling on the community to keep the city waste free and report unsightly rubbish.
Abu Dhabi Emaraty was recently launched by The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transportation and the Waste Management Center – Abu Dhabi (Tadweer). After conducting inspections in residential areas and public streets, the authorities have identified waste dumped in undesignated areas, contributing to the distorted appearance of the city and causing potential health and safety hazards.
Discarded waste included furniture, electronic supplies, dead animals, green waste like plants and construction materials.
Saeed Al Mohairbi, acting director general of Tadweer, said: “Through this initiative, we are targeting community members in various residential neighbourhoods with the aim of relaying to them concepts relating to the proper disposal of waste.
“Such a move will, in turn, contribute to bringing up an educated community aware of the environment and economic importance of kerbing, recycling and sorting out wastes at source, and accordingly transforming them into resources.”
He encouraged residents to report any violations related to waste and sanitation in public places by calling the hotline 993 or the Abu Dhabi government contact centre at 800 555.