LAHORE: Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC), in a record-breaking show, has disposed of more than 43,000 tons of animal waste, particularly offal, during three days of Eidul Azha. The operation was backed by day and night working of more than 15,000 sanitary workers, a total of 2,000 pickups and on-toe support of Turkish Contractor Companies i.e. Albayrak and Ozpak.
LWMC devised a comprehensive strategy to effectively collect and dispose of the animal waste i.e. collection of offal using 2.1 million waste bags that were distributed among masses at Eid camps, model camps, shops, mosques and during door to door campaigns. The strategy also focused on a swift and timely lifting of animal waste from streets engaging additional pickups and transportation of waste firstly to 116 temporary waste collection and transfer stations and later on to dump sites. 297 Eid camps established at Union Council level helped work in a better and well-coordinated way. Animal waste was dumped at specially established dumping points in an environment-friendly manner, covering it with soil and lime. Special arrangements were also made at major slaughterhouses by deploying workers and machinery there, including mechanical washing applying phenyl and rose water.
LWMC chairman and managing director paid frequent visits across the city; Mughalpura, Salamat Pura, Taj Bagh, Johar Town, Iqbal Town, Kot Lakhpat, Shahdara, Singhpura, China Scheme. They also went to the narrow streets of the Walled City on motorbikes to ensure cleanliness and visited multiple transfer stations to monitor the cleanliness operation in which Lahore division commission also took part.
At least four officials were suspended over poor performance in their respective areas. Operations General Manager Sohail Anwar Malik stated that LWMC was known for its zero-tolerance policy, especially during Eid.
“We all are working as a team to provide a clean environment to the citizens of Lahore,” he said.