The state waste management company has added a daytime collection shift after complaints of garbage piling up on the streets of Malé.
Apologising for “inconveniences faced by customers”, WAMCO said Friday that new collection hours from 8 pm to 12 am, set after a survey of customer preference during Ramadan, were too short to serve all households in the capital.
An afternoon shift from 2 pm to 5 pm has been added for Malé and its suburbs Hulhumalé and Vilimalé.
WAMCO began waste collection services in the capital in August last year in a renewed effort to tackle a long-standing waste problem. It later expanded to cover the suburbs and two southernmost atolls.
Expatriate workers stopped collecting garbage after many years when a ban on carrying garbage bags on bicycles came into force on August 1.
WAMCO’s complaints and information hotline is 1666.
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