The drive aims to let the public know about proper waste disposal methods, prevent actions and behaviours that damage the aesthetic appeal of the Emirate, and highlight the offences under relevant laws and ways of avoiding them. The campaign that runs from November 14 to December 31, 2018 in three phases covers residential and industrial areas, farms, and construction sites. Phase one involves awareness and distributing relevant leaflets while phase two includes campaign inspection. In phase three, Tadweer plans to monitor offences and issue penalties to violators under the rules and regulations applicable for each category. “It is vital to instill eco-friendly waste management practices among the community that will eventually translate into positive outcomes for our environment.
This requires concerted efforts from various stakeholders to raise public awareness about the negative impact of random dumping of waste,” said Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer. Abu Dhabi City Municipality will deploy several specialised teams that will carry out inspections and monitor offences in the second phase of the campaign in line with the provisions of Law No. 2 of (2012) concerning public appearance, health and tranquility in the emirate. Targeting citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi, the campaign highlights the hazards of random dumping of waste and scavenging while encouraging the public to contact Tadweer if they need to dispose of green waste or bulky waste. The drive also seeks to motivate construction companies to ensure the cleanliness of construction sites and safe disposal of diverse types of waste generated from construction activities, in addition to urging farm owners and workers to utilise designated facilities for collecting farm waste. In industrial areas, especially Mussafah and Al Mafraq, Tadweer aims to educate workers about the importance of using dedicated waste containers.