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ISLAMABAD: The CDA’s Sanitation Directorate and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) collects approximately 700 tons of solid waste daily.

The directorate and MCI are responsible for delivery of adequate sanitation and garbage disposal services.

The main functions of the directorate and MCI include sweeping, door-to-door garbage collection, transportation and safe disposal of solid waste, shooting stray/wild dogs, functioning and maintenance of public toilets, clearance of nullahs and streams in coordination with environment wing and directorate of roads and directorate of maintenance, and issuance of notices and challans on littering and abuse of water.

MCI and CDA have proposed a new site to dump 700 tons of garbage near Sangjani Margalla Hills.

The civic body has acquired 100 acres from the forest department of Punjab to establish a proper landfill site.

At present, the solid waste is collected and dumped at the temporary landfill in I-12.

There is also a proposal to establish a solid waste plant at the site to regenerate the waste into energy.

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2018