The Waste Department in Saudi Arabia approved, on Saturday, new penalties for anyone who stores or disposes of waste in any way that harms public health or the environment.
And the waste management system decided to impose a prison sentence of no more than 10 years and a fine of no more than 30 million Saudi riyals, against anyone who stores, incinerates, treats, dumps or disposes of waste in any way that poses a threat to public health or the environment, according to the newspaper. Okaz Saudi Arabia.
The new system prohibited leaving all kinds of waste, burying it, burning it, dumping it or throwing it in places other than those designated for it.
The system clarified that the ownership of waste is transferred to the state in two cases. The first is that the waste is placed in the containers designated for it, or near it.
The system granted the National Center for Waste Management the right to dispose of waste in a manner that achieves financial sustainability and covers the operational costs of the competent authorities. The competent authorities may dispose of waste after the approval of the Center.
The system prohibited the practice of any activity related to waste management without obtaining a license or permit from the center.
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