GAM Assigns Special Lanes for Garbage Collection & Containers Distribution within 6 Districts Covering all Amman Regions
Department of Waste Operations started the project of the transformational station in Al Sh'aer, with 90% capacity to contain the wastes arriving from al Ghabawi recycler. Currently, the Department is preparing the 3rd cell at Al Ghabawi recycler, as it has finalized the required digging works.
The Executive director of Environment and Sanitation, Eng. Zaidoun Al Nsour, said that the 2nd cell received until this day about 2400000 tons of wastes and garbage.
He pointed out that Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) divided the cleaning operations inside the city into 6 regions: the first includes Al Madinah, Al Abdali, Zahran, and Basman streets, the second comprises Tareq, Marka, Al Nasr, and Al Yarmouk, the third consists of Ras El Ein, Badr, Al Mgablain, and Al Qweismeh, the fourth region takes in Badr Al Jadidah, Wadi El Seer, Marj Al hamam, Na'our, and Husban, the fifth includes Sweileh, Tla'a Al Ali, Al Jubeiha, Shafa Badran, and Abu Nseir, and the sixth and final region embraces Sahab, Al jeezah, Al Mwagar, and Khreibet El Souq.
The waste quantities, gathered from all the regions, range according to the population, for instance, 500 tons daily come from the first region, while 200 tons come from the sixth region which has low population compared to its wide space area.
Nsour stated that the Department redesigned the lanes of waste collection and containers distribution, consistent with the districts structural organization, and in accordance with the available resources. For this particular purpose, new locations for the containers have been assigned on the main streets.
He emphasized that the workers are performing their tasks within a program and place corresponding to the consumption level during the Holy Month of Ramadan, which causes more wastes of different kinds, domestic, commercial, and industrial, pointing out that the working hours start from 6:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.
Nsour added that the working hours will be divided into an afternoon shift from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., and the night shift to be 8:30 to 11:00 p.m.; the replacement's working hours start from 11:00 p.m. and end at 6:30 a.m.
He also stated that the operation at transformational stations and waste processing department at AL Ghabawi is round the clock, in light of the change in the consumption rates during Ramadan. The field cadre has been amended too; the workforce is increased up to 70% during the afternoon working hours.
Nsour declared that the Department is working in cooperation with the Royal Scientific Society to analyze the quality of the resulting wastes in all the seasons, to define the investment chances in future recycling and reutilization process. Surveillance stations will be allocated to watch the air quality. The project is to be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment. An experimental project is also to be executed for the purpose of sorting out the wastes from the source in Marka region, and Dahiet Al Hussein region.
Eng. Nsour said that a questionnaire and field surveys, are conducted by the Environmental Planning and Studies Department, to define the citizens' opinions regarding the times of dumping garbage, in addition to designing specific programs to raise environmental awareness among the citizens.