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The Center of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi recently announced plans to expand the scope of its ‘Waste Separation from the Source’ initiative to cover additional geographical areas in Al Ain City, over a three-month period. The expanded format will begin from Al Faqaa and subsequently taken to areas such as the Nahel city, Al Suehan, Abu Samra, Remah, Yahar, Healy Ramlet Al Raee, Al Foaa and Healy Khalif. The phase will oversee the distribution of more than 8,000 colour-coded waste bins to residents living in villas – green for recyclable material and black for non-recyclable material. The endeavor will also manage the removal of 2,000 large waste bins from the streets.
Hadef Al Mansouri, Al Ain Branch Manager of the CWM said, “We aim to roll out a public awareness campaign to highlight the expansion of the project to all of Al Ain city. Public awareness representatives will conduct door to door visits and educate households on the technique of separating waste into colour coded bins. Using specially prepared brochures in four languages, the representatives will also notify families about the bin collection schedule of cleaning companies contracted by the Center.”
Collected wastes from the separation bins are processed and transported to the waste sorting unit in Al Ain, where fermentable organic material is separated and transported to the Al Ain compost plant. Meanwhile, recyclable material is sold to local and global markets, while all non-recyclable and assorted waste that cannot be used as composts are directed to the landfill as per global authenticated standards.