CDA To Formulate A Plan For Waste Management Of Islamabad
Solid waste management operations in Islamabad are carried out in accordance with waste management SOPs,” a CDA official stated.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would formulate a comprehensive plan for the management and disposal of waste by using the latest technology to ensure cleanliness and protection of the environment in Islamabad.
The lack of a waste management plan in Islamabad is endangering the health and welfare of the general population. “Solid waste management operations in Islamabad are carried out in accordance with waste management SOPs,” a CDA official stated.
He stated that the waste was being disposed of in deep ravines and ditches on a regular and temporary basis. He added that CDA had already acquired Sector I-12 in the area designated by the Planning Wing.
“The civic agency has initiated the process for surveying and studying the existing waste management system, and it is in the process of implementation.”
He also stated that steps were being taken to develop a mechanism for disposing of such wastes in accordance with international sanitation standards in order to provide residents with a healthy environment.
The CDA’s Sanitation Department has also urged the general public to dispose of garbage in designated areas by packing it in appropriate bags.
The Sanitation Directorate is in charge of providing adequate sanitation and garbage disposal services within Islamabad’s municipal limits. On a daily basis, approximately 600 metric tonnes of solid waste are collected and transported from Islamabad.
Among the primary functions are: Sweeping Door-to-Door Garbage Collection, Solid waste transportation and disposal Shooting Stray or Wild Dogs, Public Toilet Operation and Maintenance
Clearance of nullahs and streams in coordination with the Environment Wing, Directorate of Roads, and Directorate of Maintenance.
Islamabad’s high proportion of organic waste provides an opportunity for composting. Composting is an even more appealing option for sustainable, cost-effective solid waste management in Pakistan because chemical fertiliser is expensive. This, in combination with the high willingness of households to modify their waste management practises, means that a strengthened “waste-to-resource” approach should be pursued.