Egypt to impose $131 fine on garbage throwers on public streets
Giza Governor Khaled el-Adly - YOUM7

CAIRO: A 1,000 EGP ($131.06) fine will be imposed on those who throw garbage on public streets, as per the special environment law, Giza Governor Khaled el-Adly told Youm7 Monday.

He said that citizens will be alarmed before the application of the fine, adding that the General Authority for Cairo Cleaning and Beautification collects garbage in some areas up to three times daily. The fine is hoped to reduce the number of times garbage is collected from streets.

The law has already been applied in Cairo’s blue collar district of Warraq, according to Adly.

Egypt, which produces an estimated 40 tons of trash a day according to a 2012 World Bank report, and where trash is casually thrown on streets, has chronically struggled with its waste management.

Garbage collection in Cairo until the 1950s was mostly carried out informally by a group of rural-urban migrants living in an area northeast of Cairo called Zabaleen, dubbed “garbage people.”

Due to the increase in Egypt’s population, the Ministry of Environment contracted in the 1990’s local and international companies to collect garbage and recycle solid waste.

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  1. Tania Eldin
    July 3, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Egypt should be able to cover its debt and have a surplus budget with the income coming in from garbage throwing fines.

    July 8, 2015 at 7:01 am

    WHERE are the GARBAGE BINS to put the GARBAGE in it??????? Why no small garbage baskets ALL AROUND the CITY as in every NORMAL PLACE of the WORLD????? WHY are we not EDUCATE the people to COLLECT the GARBAGE and PUT IT in its RIGHT PLACE???? Is it NOT CRAZY ,because ISLAM TEACHES YOU TO BE CLEAN!!!!?? During the OTTOMAN occupation of EUROPE the MUSLIMS were the FIRST WHO BUILT BATHHOUSES IN THE CITIES TO BE CLEAN!!!!! WHO IS GOING TO CHECK THOSE, WHOSE are THROWING the RUBBISH on PUBLIC STREETS??? Will the government put a ‘WATCHDOG’ on every corner???? This plan will NOT WORK,and the person who is created this ideal is unprofessional .

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