How Dubai Municipality cleared 87 tons of waste from New Year celebration sites

How Dubai Municipality cleared 87 tons of waste from New Year celebration sites
Published: 8 January 2019 - 8:45 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

After the New Year's Eve celebrations, Dubai Municipality removed 87 tons of waste from the various celebration sites as the city witnessed participation of people from all over the world in the night-long celebrations.

The waste was cleared in record time in order to achieve the municipality's strategic plan.

Eng. Talib Julfar, CEO of Dubai Municipality for Infrastructure Services Sector said: “The municipality had prepared an integrated plan to secure the sites of celebrations, festivals and sports and tourism events for the cleaning and removal of waste from the New Year celebrations as Burj Khalifa, Business Bay, the beaches extending from Jumeirah Beach to Dubai Marina and Burj Al Arab, as well as Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai and Dubai Water Canal had become the focus of the world’s attention.”

An integrated team of 1,802 workers and volunteers participated in the post-event clean up with 1,066 cleaners and 30 specialised supervisors, in addition to distributing 200 additional waste containers of different sizes in more crowded areas.

A number of sand brooms were also provided to clean the main roads.

The Municipality also succeeded in securing 736 volunteers, who helped the workers in cleaning operations.

A total of 87 tons of waste was collected during the cleaning operation, which continued from 5pm to 6am the following day.

“This allowed us to complete cleaning operations in record time before 8 am,” Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, director of Waste Management Department said.

A team of 540 cleaners and supervisors was kept on standby in case of any emergencies.

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