Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) opened a new control centre to establish a central point for controlling and monitoring the performance of private environmental service providers tasked with the collection and transportation of waste in the emirate, as well as to electronically track waste transport vehicles.
HE Mubarak Obaid Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary at the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, HE Dr Salem Al Kaabi, General Manager of Tadweer, as well as several senior officials from Tadweer and representatives of local media attended the launch event and toured the Control Center.
As part of its mandate to monitor the collection and transportation of waste to enhance the overall efficiency of the environmental service providers in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the control centre tracks vehicles used in the collection and transportation of household waste, farm waste and bulky waste, as well as the washing and sterilizing of waste bins and street sweeping equipment. Furthermore, based on these assessments, it issues reports on the contractors’ performance.
Al Dhaheri said: “The opening of the new control centre aligns with the directive of the Abu Dhabi government to leverage the latest technologies to provide high-quality services to the community. Technology integration is key to the development of the waste management sector in the emirate and to achieving its strategic plan. Through using a fail-safe system that combines control and monitoring functions, this important facility seeks to improve our operating mechanisms and enhance our preparedness to address any challenges facing this vital field.”
Dr Al Kaabi said: “The control centre reflects Tadweer’s commitment to the continuous improvement of the waste management sector in Abu Dhabi. The facility provides the Contract Management Department at Tadweer with seamless access to the integrated waste management system, and facilitates monitoring, control and analysis of contractors’ performance. Through ensuring the compliance of environmental service providers with contractual terms and guidelines, the center aims to boost their efficiency and responsiveness while supporting the efforts of Abu Dhabi to achieve its sustainable development goals.”
Tadweer plays an important role in creating a sustainable environment, and preserving the cleanliness and aesthetic appeal of Abu Dhabi. It provides 51 services, including 27 services related to cleaning, collection and transportation of waste as well as sweeping of roads and residential, commercial and industrial areas in the emirate. The center also oversees recycling facilities and issues environmental licenses to entities active in the waste management sector in Abu Dhabi.
Tadweer uses vehicles fitted with the latest equipment and systems to provide updated data on the location, weight, quantity and type of waste bins.