Consumption, waste generation increase during Eid holidays in Oman

Oman Sunday 15/May/2022 16:58 PM
By: Times News Service
Consumption, waste generation increase during Eid holidays in Oman

Muscat: There was an increase of 30 per cent in waste generation recorded during the Eid al-Fitr holidays in the Sultanate, as a result of an increase in individual consumption compared to normal daily levels per capita.

The Oman Environmental Services Holding Company "be'ah", which manages municipal solid waste operations, strengthened its efforts during the Eid Al-Fitr period to keep pace with the increase in the amount of waste transferred to engineering landfills.

Engineer Khamis bin Marhoon Al Siyabi, Head of Operations in the Municipal Waste Sector at be’ah Company, said that the company emptied the containers of waste before Eid and transferred them to the engineering landfills, in order to avoid any subsequent accumulation, noting that the quantities of waste gathered during the holidays often exceeded twice the amount of normally produced quantities.

He pointed out that be'ah's engineering landfills received in the various governorates of the Sultanate more than 40,000 tons of municipal waste during the Eid al-Fitr period, with an estimated daily average of more than 6,600 tons collected on a daily basis, pointing out that the number of working hours had been increased for substations and engineering dumps in order to support assembly operations from all regions of the Sultanate.