| 02 January, 2018

Ajman launches new rule for waste collection fee

New rule of Ajman Municipality comes into effect

Image used for illustrative purpose.
Cityscape of Ajman. Ajman is the capital of the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Cityscape of Ajman. Ajman is the capital of the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.

The Ajman Municipality has announced that it will collect waste collection fee for commercial buildings at the time of attestation of the leasing contract from this month.

The new rule would spare time for commercial building owners and help them avoid trouble with the cleaning companies, which are approved and function under the supervision of the municipality.

Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi, director-general of the Ajman municipality, explained that the civic body is constantly seeking to bring happiness to its clients, by providing easy and quality services.

He added that privatisation of cleaning services project has proved successful following its implementation in several areas in the emirate. The scope of the project will be expanded to include all areas of the emirate and its affiliated areas in Masfout and Manama to ensure that the customer receives high quality services in record time.

He pointed out that the municipality has recently signed contracts with private companies for three environmental services in nine regions of the emirate, in order to achieve Ajman Vision 2021, which seeks to build the green economy and sustainable development.

Al Nuaimi said that the municipality decided to select three important services for companies - waste management, infrastructure services and pest control services.

He stressed that the services provided by the companies will include collection and transportation of agricultural and huge quantity of waste in addition to the work of cleaning of squares, roads, streets, traffic junctions and signboards and lighting poles.

Al Nuaimi added that the municipality has entrusted the companies with the tasks of providing transportation services, collecting waste, dealing with recyclable materials, managing cleaning operations, providing pests control and managing effective containers, vehicles and machines equipped with smart systems that help to build periodic reports that guide them to reach their goals. "Spreading an environmental culture among the emirate's community is one of the objectives," he added.

Khaled Moeen Al Hosani, executive director of the public health and environment department, said that the companies pledged to allocate special vehicles and containers for waste according to their type. The vehicles and containers are equipped with latest mechanical means to raise and collect waste in addition to cleaning and sweeping the main and internal streets, beach areas and public parking areas. It also can provide cleaning of lighting poles for decoration, as well as combating public health pests that transmit disease and affect environment.

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