Erbil’s Eskan Street produces up to 14 tons of garbage daily

ERBIL, August 2 – Authorities in the Kurdistan region’s capital say businesses and visitors on Eskan Street generate close to 14 tons of garbage every day.

The local municipality says it has crews clean the area three times a day, but that waste continues to pile up.

Eskan Street is a bustling part of the city with fast food restaurarnts, cafes, and eateries that stay open late into the night.

Zhiyar Jalal, Director of Services and Environmental Protection in Erbil, told 964: “The restaurants on Eskan Street dispose of more than one ton of waste every hour. Our teams collect the garbage and food waste from the marketa area three times a day, at 5:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 4:00 PM.”

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“Our teams collect between 13 and 14 tons of garbage and food waste from Eskan daily. However, these efforts are not enough, as it is a busy street filled with restaurants. We do our best to keep it clean.”