LAHORE - The Lahore Waste Management Company issued a consolidated plan for Eidul Azha on Wednesday.

Like previous years, some six lakh bio-degradable bags will be distributed among citizens to manage the waste of sacrificed animals. Besides door-to-door distribution, bags will be made available on dedicated stores/malls in the city, mosques and LWMC camps established in each union council during the Eid days.

Mainly, the LWMC plan begins with arrangements in animal markets established by the district government. To manage 510 tons of waste in 7 animal markets on daily basis, 160 sanitary staff along with 50 containers and heavy machinery has been allocated. Liming and sprinkling of water will be ensured after routine cleanliness in these markets and waste will be removed on scheduled time by Albayrak and Ozpak.

A massive operation cleanup will be carried out on Chand Raat to make city’s nook and corner waste free including clearance of open plots. Major shopping centers and commercial markets will be made clear before Eid prayer. Sanitary workers, machinery and additional waste containers will be dedicated for major slaughter points.

165 camps will be established in 150 union councils equipped with additional pickups, waste bags and information material to facilitate the citizens during Eid days especially to redress people’s complaints regarding removal of animal waste. More than 500 additionally hired pickups and 208 mini dumpers will be used for door-to-door collection of offals.

Besides Lakhodair, two additional and temporary dumping sites will be established and arrangements such as earth depressions, excavators, loaders and laying of geo membrane will be made ensure prior to Eid. 108 Temporary waste collection points will also be established in union councils as well.

Moreover, information about cleanliness measures will be provided to public through awareness activities in the form of lectures, walks, establishing camps, pamphlets and briefing the citizens. Educational institutions, markets, recreational places and mosques will be tapped in this regard.

Operational and awareness activities will be monitored using android mobile technology and record will be maintained and will also be made available on the website of Punjab Information & Technology Board. A control room in the head office will also be established.

LWMC Managing Director Khalid Majeed is determined to ensure provision of exemplary services to Lahorites on Eid. He has appealed the masses to contact helpline 1139 for the redressal of their grievances regarding cleanliness.