The countdown has begun for the opening of the waste transfer site in Sale. According to the mayor, the opening of the site is planned for the end of September.
The garden of the Marabout Benacher, located a few meters from the beach of Sale, seems to suffer the most from the less frequent passage of trucks for waste collection. Residents of surrounding neighborhoods wishing to dispose of their garbage into the garden since the space is clear and rather isolated from other neighborhoods. Consequently, the site turned into a garbage dump site but, this situation is only temporary and will end as the platform for the transfer of waste becomes operational.
With the opening of the site, the city of Sale will have its own landfill for the first time. The land has an area of 1 hectare for the public areas acquired at a sum of DH 1,200 per square meter.
It was noted that Sale is the only city in the kingdom to have managed to pull out of the game for case of waste collection management. The awarded town Sale is allowed to impose penalties on companies that do not meet the terms of condition, compared to Rabat where decision-making power is vested in Wilaya.
With a budget of 12 million dirham, the project was fully funded by the city’s municipal council and a company was already entrusted with the responsibility to collect the wastes in Sale. The construction of this transfer quay will help to increase the frequency of truck traffic. Vehicles for the collection will no longer be obliged to carry all the way to the landfill Oum Azza to drop off the garage. The absence of a transfer dock to collect household waste from the town of Sale currently requires companies entrusted with the operation of the service to return to the landfill of Akrach and the Oum Azza located in Rabat. This difficulty combined with the absence of standard collection trucks to collect the waste.