Over 400,000 tonnes of solid waste col­lected; Seeb to get big­ger bins

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Oman En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Hold­ing Com­pany (Be’ah) last year col­lected 433,328 tonnes of mu­nic­i­pal solid waste in Mus­cat, said an of­fi­cial.

Mean­while, as part of its waste man­age­ment sys­tem, the com­pany is plan­ning to re­move small garbage bins from the streets and re­place them with spe­cially-de­signed bins for home use in the wilayat of Seeb, added the of­fi­cial.

Ac­cord­ing to Be’ah, the refuse will be col­lected di­rectly from houses by its work­ers from next week.

Speak­ing to Mus­cat Daily the of­fi­cial said, “The com­pany re­ceived many com­plaints from res­i­dents of Seeb that the bins pre­vi­ously dis­trib­uted were small (241lt). The com­plaints con­firmed that some peo­ple ran­domly throw big waste such as green waste and old fur­ni­ture. Big waste de­stroys the land­scape.”

Un­der the new sys­tem, Be’ah, in co­op­er­a­tion with Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the con­cerned author­i­ties in the wilayat of Seeb, will re­place small bins (241lt) with 1,100lt and 2,400lt bins.

Be’ah seeks to re­place old bins with new ones to raise the level of ser­vices pro­vided and the com­pany urges res­i­dents and cit­i­zens not to throw big waste be­side bins, added the of­fi­cial.

Be’ah can be con­tacted at its toll-free num­ber 1881.

(Mus­cat Daily/Sup­plied photo)

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