Tadweer sanitises 338 schools in Abu Dhabi for new academic year
Details revealed of cleaning and pest control operations implemented at schools in Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra
Centre for Waste Management – Abu Dhabi (Tadweer) implemented a clean-up and pest control drive at 338 public and private schools in Abu Dhabi ahead of the first day of the new academic year in the UAE on 1 September, with Tadweer’s general cleaning and sanitation programme including parking lot sweeping, waste segregation-bin provision, and washing and sterilising waste bins at schools.
Tadweer used 24 automatic sweeping machines and 18 water tanks, as well as deployed 869 cleaners, drivers, and supervisors, for the cleaning programme, while 120 employees and 21 vehicles were required for the pest control programme.
Of the 338 schools, 136 were located in Abu Dhabi City, and 166 and 36 were respectively located in Al Ain and Al Dhafra.
Tadweer’s pest control projects department inspected and sprayed potential breeding sites – such as rainwater drainage and sewage systems – to control the spread of common pests, such as rodents, mosquitoes, flies, and cockroaches.
The drive also factored in necessary measures to safeguard school premises from stray animals such as cats and dogs, UAE state news agency, Wam, reported.
Commenting on the programme, Tadweer’s general manager, Dr Salem Al Kaabi, said: “The provision of cleaning and pest control services prior to the reopening of schools in Abu Dhabi is part of Tadweer’s preventive measures aimed at protecting the health and safety of students, and preserving the aesthetic appeal of educational institutions."