The volume of household garbage has increased by about 42.2% in seven years, Al-Watan newspaper said on Saturday quoting reports by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat).
According to the authority, the collective home garbage in 2010 was 11.555 million tons, which increased to 16.435 million tons in 2017. It said the daily home garbage produced by the individual also increased by about 20% rising from 1.15 kilograms in 2010 to 1.38 kg in 2017.
GaStat said 99.31% of the families get rid of their garbage by putting it in the garbage bins while 0.50% burned and 0.19% buried their garbage. It said 53.17% of the families get rid of their garbage every day while 42.42% do this more than once a week and about 4.41% once a week.
According to the authority, the Northern Border Province came first in the daily disposal of home garbage at the rate of 86.05%, followed by the Eastern Province at the rate of 70.54% and Al-Jouf 65.56%. It said 35.45% of the people in Madinah got rid of their garbage daily while the ratio was 35.75% in Al-Baha.
However, 57.45% of people in Madinah disposed of their garbage more than once a week, followed by Najran at 52.54%. Al-Baha came first among regions that disposed of home garbage once a week followed by Najran and Jazan.
Source Credit: Saudi Gazette