The amount of waste collected from the city of Damascus and transferred to landfill and treatment sites amounted to 980,000 tons during the past year.
The General Supervisor of the Services Complex, Director of Cleaning in Damascus Governorate, Eng. Imad Al-Ali, added, in a statement to SANA, that “1,600 tons of medical waste were removed, in addition to the removal of about 77,000 cubic meters of rubble and dust from several areas of the city.
The amount of paper waste that was transported by the governorate after receiving it from the public authorities amounted to more than 519 tons, in implementation of the communication of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, which includes benefiting from paper waste resulting from administrative work in all public agencies, according to the Director of Hygiene, who indicated that the directorate’s workshops are carrying out a form My role is to receive paper waste from public authorities, and transfer it to the solid waste plant, to offer it for auction in accordance with regulations and laws.
Al-Ali stressed the importance of benefiting from paper waste resulting from administrative work in all public agencies, by sorting and placing them in their own containers.
Al-Ali explained that 9,245 officers were organized against violators of the hygiene law, calling for the necessity of adhering to general hygiene rules, in terms of the times for throwing garbage and placing it in the places designated for it, and not throwing rubble, dust, and remnants of restoration and construction outside the containers or on the main roads.
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