Dubai: Authorities in Al Ain are putting an end to the makeshift dump yards in the city, and warned that a Dh1,000 - Dh100,000 fine will be slapped against offenders.
Al Ain Municipality and Abu Dhabi's Centre of Waste Management (Tadweer) said that they are now carrying out a nine-month campaign to aware residents on the correct way to handle and dispose of waste.
Nael Rashid Al Shamsi, Tadweer's Al Ain Branch Manager, said that the campaign focuses on preserving the general appearance of the city, and includes educating residents on dumping waste in undesignated areas, disposing of waste in public spaces, household waste and killing pests.
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An official from Al Ain Municipality explained that an awareness campaign was held in 2017, which led to a success rate of 70 per cent in the 55,600 sectors that were monitored.
Dh1,000 fine for spitting, littering in public places
Dh2,000 fine for littering and recklessly driving over areas of vegetation and causing damage to the environment.
Dh100,000 fine for the improper disposal of waste water by sewage tankers, including the wrong disposal of hazardous waste, building and demolition waste, in addition to industrial waste.
In a tweet, Al Ain Municipality gave an example of how residents can land themselves in hot water, such as throwing their building waste in residential areas – leading to a Dh100,000 fine.
For any queries or complaints, residents can contact the municipality at 800 555.