New Abu Dhabi centre to streamline waste collection, transport
A new facility that will control and monitor private firms collecting and transporting garbage has been launched in the Capital on Sunday.
The new Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) control room will be the central point for monitoring the performance of private environmental service providers tasked with the collection and transportation of waste in the emirate.
The facility will also electronically track waste transport vehicles used in the collection and transportation of household waste, farm waste and bulky waste, as well as the washing and sterilising of waste bins and street sweeping equipment. Based on these assessments, it will issue reports on the contractors’ performance.
Mubarak Obaid Al Dhaheri, the undersecretary at the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, said: “The opening of the new control centre aligns with the directive of the Abu Dhabi government to leverage the latest technologies to provide high-quality services to the community. Technology integration is key to the development of the waste management sector in the emirate and to achieving its strategic plan.”
Dr Salem Al Kaabi, general manager of Tadweer said: “The facility provides the contract management department at Tadweer with seamless access to the integrated waste management system and facilitates monitoring, control and analysis of contractors’ performance.”
Tadweer provides 51 services, including 27 services related to cleaning, collection and transportation of waste as well as sweeping of roads in residential, commercial and industrial areas in the emirate. The centre also oversees recycling facilities and issues environmental licences to entities active in the waste management sector in Abu Dhabi.