Waste Management Corporation (WAMCO) has started collecting waste for disposal from all the zones in Malé City.
The announcement was made at a press conference today at WAMCO by their Managing Director, Ibrahim Fuad.
WAMCO collects waste in Malé by dividing the city into 13 zones. Until today, WAMCO has been collecting from zones 1-6.
The service is only available for customers who register. To apply for the service, an application form has to be filled out from the WAMCO website (http://wamco.com.mv/resources/forms/) and submitted at the WAMCO Office, located on the third floor of Maafannu Jambugadhoshuge, or via email at [email protected]
While waste collection has begun across the city, Managing Director of WAMCO, Fuad said that under a new law to come into effect, it would be illegal to carry waste for disposal on bicycles and motorcycles. He said that it is intended to put an end to the pollution of the roads while waste is being carried on bicycles and such vehicles.
Fuad said that while the service is widely in effect, more vehicles to be used in the service have been shipped from abroad and are on the way to the Maldives.
WAMCO is currently using ten compactors of 2.5 T and 20 tricycles capable of carrying 250 kgs of waste.