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LWMC striving for sustainable waste management system

June 27, 2021

LAHORE : The 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 generates more than 6,500 tonnes of waste on a daily basis, said a press release issued by the company here on Saturday. It said this waste is collected from all rural and urban areas, including from private housing societies. LWMC is responsible for lifting waste from all urban and rural areas. LWMC has established a waste management system through which waste is collected from containers and temporary collection points and then it is shifted to the Lakhodair Landfill Site. There are many dumping points where waste is being illegally dumped by the people, the statement claimed, adding LWMC’s vigilance department took action against such illegitimate activities i.e. illegal dumping, theft of containers, fuel or other assets of the organisation.

In the recent past LWMC’s containers had lost from several points of the City which further hampered the cleanliness operation in the City. On Friday, the Vigilance Department launched an operation and foiled an attempt to steal garbage containers. According to a LWMC spokesperson, two rickshaw drivers were found involved in theft of containers. Both accused were found loading containers on the rickshaw. An FIR has been registered against both them.

As many as 6,000 new containers are being made to improve the sanitation situation in the City and to ensure efficient disposal of garbage. New containers are being installed daily across the City. The LWMC CEO said theft of containers would 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, the press release concluded.