Extensive cleanliness plan for Eid holidays

Dubai - The department has deployed 74 fleet with garbage collection equipment, in addition to an additional 121 containers to accommodate the expected increase in the amount of waste



By Sherouk Zakaria

Published: Thu 8 Sep 2016, 9:58 PM

Last updated: Fri 9 Sep 2016, 12:06 AM

dubai - Dubai Municipality's Waste Management Department has put out an extensive plan for Eid Al Adha holidays, which starts on September 11.The department has deployed 74 fleet with garbage collection equipment, in addition to an additional 121 containers to accommodate the expected increase in the amount of waste.A campaign was launched to clean all Eid Musallahs (mosques) in preparations for the feast.Abdul Majeed Sifai, Director of Waste Management Department at DM said the waste collection teams, comprising 19 inspectors and 337 cleaners will operate in residential areas and highways.Enhanced cleaning will also maintain the cleanliness of roads, boats, creek and canals, and the civic body will follow up on reports on waste accumulation received from the public.Hussain Ghulam, head of administrative support and customers section, said discounted offers during the feast prompts people to buy in large quantities, leading to an increase in waste.He urged the public to slaughter sacrifices in abattoirs and avoid street butchers."If not handled properly, sacrificial waste could threaten public health. We urge the public to throw their waste in recycling centers and to categorize the waste for easier recycling," said Ghulam.sherouk@khaleejtimes.com


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