GPS cuts illegal dumping in Abu Dhabi
Centre of Waste Management can now track 85% of trucks
Fitting 85% of Abu Dhabi’s waste collection trucks with GPS has helped cut the amount of complaints of illegal dumping in the emirate, according to the Centre of Waste Management — Abu Dhabi (CWMA).
The CWMA has revealed that 3,825 out of 4,500 trucks are now fitted with GPS and the organisation is now targeting 100% compliance for its fleet and outsourced vehicles by the end of the year.
There are 900 waste management companies employed in Abu Dhabi and their licences could be cancelled if they fail to install GPS.
GPS is essential to CWMA's plan to prevent the illegal dumping of waste and also verify the complaints about non-collection of waste in the city. The central monitoring unit will monitor these trucks.
Despite a fall in incidences of firms dumping waste, Rami Abu Hayah, GM at CWMA, told delegates at the Waste Management Middle East Forum that that there had still been “23 cases of illegal dumping during the last three months which have been referred to the courts.”