ISLAMABAD: The civic agencies of the federal capital are collecting approximately 700 tonnes of solid waste daily before disposing it off.
The Sanitation Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) are responsible for the delivery of adequate sanitation and garbage disposal services within municipal limits of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
It includes the residential sectors, the industrial area, model villages, highways and avenues, commercial centres and blue areas, Faisal Mosque, open spaces, public places, Daman-e-Koh, Shakarparian, Haj Complex, industrial exhibition, religious gatherings and Melody Food Park
The main functions of the sanitation directorate and IMC include sweeping, door-to-door garbage collection, transportation and safe disposal of solid waste, euthanising stray and wild dogs, functioning and maintenance of public toilets, clearance of streams in coordination with environment wing and Directorate of Roads and Directorate of Maintenance, CDA and the issuance of notices and challans for littering and abuse of water.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2020.