LWMC Vigilance Department foils theft of garbage containers

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Staff Reporter

Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) is striving to provide citizens of Lahore a clean and sustainable waste management system.

Lahore, a city of more than 12,642,000 people, the country’s 2nd largest city after Karachi, as well as the 26th largest city in the world generates more than 6500 tons of waste on daily basis.

This waste is being collected from all rural and urban areas including private societies. LWMC is responsible for lifting waste from all urban and rural areas.

LWMC has established a waste management system through which the waste is collected from containers and temporary collection points and then transferred to the Lakhodair Landfill Site whereas the private societies dump their waste at Lakhodair Landfill site.

In this whole process there are many dumping points where waste is being illegally dumped by the people.

LWMC’s vigilance department takes action against such illegitimate activities i.e. illegal dumping, theft of containers, fuel or other assets of the organization.

In the recent past LWMC’s containers were lost from several points of the city which further hampered the cleanliness operation of the city.

On Friday, the Vigilance Department launched an operation and foiled an attempt to steal garbage containers. According to the spokesperson, two rickshaw drivers were involved in the theft of containers.

Both the accused were loading the installed containers on the rickshaw. On the direction of the CEO LWMC RafiaHaider an FIR has been registered against both the rickshaw drivers.

She stated in this regard that strict action should be taken against those who damaged government property.

6,000 new containers are being made to improve the sanitation situation in the city and to ensure the efficient disposal of garbage.
New containers are being installed daily across the city.

She added that the theft of containers will affect the garbage collection process and the beauty of the city of gardens.

The public is urged to keep an eye on suspicious activities around LWMC’s property as this is our mutual responsibility to maintain cleanliness in the city.

In case of any complaint or suspicious activity citizens can report to the LWMC helpline 1139 or on social media.

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