Students Promote Waste Recycling Awareness

AL AIN — More than 250 students from universities and secondary schools volunteered to help launch Centre of Waste Management’s new recycling project in the Al Masoudi district in Al Ain on Saturday, according to a 
press release.

Within the framework of preparations prior to this campaign, the centre’s management has prepared a comprehensive study of Al Masoudi district, which consists of 616 villas and an estimated population of 4,468, the release said.

Al Masoudi district has been divided into areas, and groups of volunteers from the Family Development Foundation, UAE University, Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain University for Science and Technology, and secondary schools students from Al Zayediah, Al Manasir, Umm Kulthoum, Al Shiam and Al Qattara cooperated in the project implementation through home visits to raise awareness among women and domestic helpers.

The bins were distributed to each household by the cleaning company, Lavajet, which is responsible for North Al Ain Zone, to highlight the importance of this project in maintaining cleanlinessby reducing the volume of waste and keeping the environment safe.

The volunteers requested the households to adhere to the waste collection timings and to put the bins in front of their houses between 6pm and 8pm at the latest for overnight waste collection by the cleaning company.

Black bins allocated for non-recycled waste will be collected on a daily basis, and the green bins which contain recycled waste will be collected on Sunday and Thursday each week.

Bulky wastes will be collected through “on call” service, the release added.

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