Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has announced a comprehensive work plan for Eid Al-Adha to manage the expected increase in the volume of waste during the holiday.
Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, Tadweer Director-General, said, "The Centre is constantly working to improve the services that it provides to the community of Abu Dhabi, which include waste collection and transport and pest control in all vital areas in the Emirate like Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain city, and Al Dhafra region.
"We ensure strengthening our efforts, especially during holidays, to meet the expected increase in the demand for Tadweer's services. To prepare for Eid Al-Adha, the Centre has prepared a comprehensive work plan that addresses all the requirements of public sanitation to preserve the Emirate's public appearance and meet the requirements of the community."
During Eid Al-Adha, the Centre will provide comprehensive municipal and solid waste collection and transport services. It will also provide public cleaning services such as manual and automatic sweeping on main roads, cleaning Eid prayer venues, increasing the number of waste containers in slaughterhouses, and improving public cleaning services for bridges and pedestrian tunnels.
The Centre will carry out concentrated daily cleaning campaigns in several primary sites, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, mosques and praying venues, slaughterhouses, parks, palaces, and marketplaces, including those that sell fish, meat, fruit, and vegetables.
To provide the best services, Tadweer will deploy 248 additional sanitation workers, 260 additional waste containers, and provide more cleaning equipment and vehicles to ensure that all municipal and solid waste collection and transport services as well as public sanitation services are provided across the Emirate.
In terms of pest control, the Centre will provide a number of services before and during Eid Al-Adha, including monitoring all types of pests, and providing scheduled pest control operations across the Emirate to deal with mosquitoes, flies, rodents, and roaches. The Centre's services will cover several sites in Abu Dhabi, including 1,091 mosques, 20 slaughterhouses, 90 parks, 247 residential sites, and marketplaces that sell meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables.
The pest control services will be carried out by teams consisting of 1,354 people, with 370 vehicles and 2,387 pieces of advanced equipment to ensure providing top-of-the-line services.
The Centre will provide emergency teams who will be responsible for receiving and carrying out collection and transport services requested by the public, companies, and government agencies, while other teams will address pest control services requested by the public.
The services provided by the Centre during Eid Al-Adha include monitoring stray animals like cats and dogs in Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra. The animals will be handled according to standard procedure and then sent to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to receive proper care.