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20 April 2024

Sharjah cleans up with tough law on littering


His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued law No. 2 for year 2013, on hygiene in the Emirate of Sharjah.

The law aims to preserve the environment, public health and contribute to sustainable development, as well as maintain the aesthetic and cultural appearance of Sharjah.

It also aims to ensure the disposal of wastes in the emirate in healthy ways through processing or reprocessing them in the scientific ways so as to re-use.

The law prohibits people to throw or put or leave or bury or store or dispose any type of waste and residues on fields, roads, streets, lanes, alleys, sidewalks, beaches, spaces, rooftops, walls, balconies, skylights and other places, whether public or private.