(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Door to Door Recycling Project undertaken in various regions of the Emirate has proved to be successful and it is intended to implement the service Emirate wide as part of the strategist direction of the Center of Waste Management " Abu Dhabi and effecting the need for local communities to interact and respond to the recycling trends in modern civilisation in general.
It is also important to improve hygiene and reduce the amount of waste generated through the waste hierarchy to reduce, reuse and recycle wastes, and to develop new industry for the use of recyclable materials.
Much has been achieved since the inception of this programme and further effects are being implemented by the CWM to create public awareness and education through a dedicated team of trained representatives and media campaigns.
The CWM has specially trained people who will visit homes and meets with families to clarify and discuss any issues and how the system works. The door to door system incorporates two plastic waste containers with the green bin used to collect the dry recyclables and a black bin to collect all general wastes. The containers are to be kept in household, compounds and put out for collection as required.
The CWM contracts companies to collect these containers separately and ensures that all recyclables are preceded for further area. The residual waste is sent to landfill.
To date the project has been implemented in 10 areas in Al Ain as well as Madinat Zayed in the Western Region. In Abu Dhabi many areas including the Abu Dhabi Island, Khalifa A, Khalifa B, Bein Jesrain and Mohammed Bin Zayed cities have also been covered. It is intended to provide the service for the entire Emirate of Abu Dhabi.