Landfills throughout the Sultanate collected large quantities of municipal and slaughter waste during the Eid holidays, waste management company be’ah revealed in its recent statement to the media.
The quantity of waste received at landfills is estimated to be more than 30,000 tonnes – an increase of 60 per cent over any other number of days.
Oman Environmental Services Holding Company S.A.O.C – be’ah – said that it had been putting in ‘tremendous efforts in tackling the large quantities of waste’ by collecting and eventually disposing it at engineered landfills.
In her statement, 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 waste quantities of municipal and slaughter waste that was expected to be generated during Eid Al Adha.”
The company had been complementing its existing resources – the bins, equipment, labor, and trucks – with additional ones to collect and transport waste before and during the extended Eid holidays.
Moreover, large skips had also been distributed in most Governorates to collect slaughter waste.
Speaking on the topic, Mohammed al Maamari, the Regional Operations Manager at be’ah, explained: “Eid was an exceptional event for our team, since we worked 24 hours during Eid holiday (sic.).
“Our operations included extensive collection of waste to make sure that waste does not pile, as well as cleaning and sanitisation of bins. In addition, we had also distributed 202 special slaughter waste skips across the Sultanate.”
Al Maamari confirmed that a total of 7,092 tonnes of waste had been collected during Eid from the North Al Batinah region, while 3,936 tons were collected from South Al Batinah, 252 tons from Musandam, 1,446 tons from Al Dhahirah, and 781 tons from Al Buraimi.
“These numbers mean that we need more effort, labor, and equipment,” Al Maamari explained.