x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Dubai rubbishmen braced for Ramadan waste spike

Rubbish collectors will work round the clock this Ramadan to ensure the emirate remains clean.

DUBAI // The amount of rubbish often increases during Ramadan, but Dubai Municipality says it will increase its staff and cleaning equipment to ensure the streets of the emirate remain clean this holy month.

A supervision team has been deployed to work around the clock, said Abdul Majeed Saifaie, director of Waste Management Department. They will be tasked with following up on any reports and complaints, he said, and will also monitor the cleanliness of beaches.

"Special rubbish dumps will be operating around the clock, while the hazardous and medical waste treatment facility will be working from 7am to 2pm," he said.

He urged the public to minimise waste by avoiding irrational spending in their daily purchases of food, clothing and accessories.