Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has finalized its plan of Sanitation arrangements for upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. According to plan, LWMC is going to make special arrangements for Solid Waste Management (SWM) on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha emphasizing on pre Eid, during Eid and after Eid challenges. Arrangements have been made in coordination with Turkish Contactors (M/s. Albayrak & M/s. Ozpak) with aim to ensure exemplary cleanliness arrangements for the people of Lahore. All the staff of LWMC will remain on board during Eid days to provide efficient SWM services to the citizens of Lahore. The standard SWM activities will mainly focus on prompt collection, storage, transportation and disposal of animal waste during all three days of Eid.
In order to manage animal waste, LWMC is going to distribute about 2.1 Million garbage bagsin Lahore. The garbage bags will be made available free of cost in respective UC Camps / Zonal Offices, Major Masajids / Eid Gahs. Similarly, for prompt collection of animal waste, LWMC will hire pickups 2 days before Eid for garbage bag distribution, awareness & waste collection. 3284 pickups will be hired for all of Eid ul Azha operation. These pickups will be deployed in all UCs of Lahore for collection of animal waste. LWMC will also ensure the cleanliness of Ijtami Qurban Gahs by providing additional resources i.e. Pickups, Containers, Trolleys etc. In addition to containers, 116 temporary waste storage points for animal waste will also be established wherever feasible. LWMC will also collect animal waste from all private housing societies by establishing special collection points. Administration of private societies will be responsible for collection of waste within their premises whereas LWMC will collection and transport waste from designated points only. Similarly, special cleanliness arrangements will be ensured near and around Eid-Gahs / Masajids.
LWMC will establish Eid Camps in each Union Council of Lahore and in total 299 camps will be established, not only to address the complaints of the citizens but to efficiently coordinate cleanliness activities in the respective UC’s as well. Moreover, awareness material and garbage bags for animal waste will also be made available in these camps. A control room will be established in LWMC head office with special focus to coordinate collective operational activities during Eid days.
LWMC communication department will also launch a rigorous awareness program on electronic and print media followed by public service message display across the city. Community interface department will install 22 model camps all over Lahore for distribution of waste bags and dissemination of awareness messages among the masses. The message to maintain cleanliness during Eid ul Azha and use of waste bags for disposal of waste will be propagated.