Dubai cleans up 87m tons of waste from NYE celebrations

Dubai Municipality says it successfully removed rubbish from across the emirate in record time following the New Year's Eve celebrations
Dubai cleans up 87m tons of waste from NYE celebrations
The authority said the waste was cleared in record time by a team of more than 1,800 people.
By Sam Bridge
Wed 02 Jan 2019 03:51 PM

Dubai Municipality said on Wednesday that it has successfully removed 87 tons of waste from across the emirate following the New Year's Eve celebrations.

The authority said the waste was cleared in record time by a team of more than 1,800 people.

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.”

A team of 1,802 workers and volunteers worked on the clean-up, 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,” Julfar said.

The cleaning operation, which continued from 5pm to 6am the following day, was completed before 8am, said Abdulmajeed Saifaie, director of Waste Management Department.

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