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Dubai Municipality introduces new equipment to collect small waste

The new equipment is able to separate refuse, directing sand to one bag and cigarette butts into another

The new equipment will facilitate the removal of cigarette butts and other items of litter from Dubai's streets.
The new equipment will facilitate the removal of cigarette butts and other items of litter from Dubai's streets.

Dubai Municipality (DM) has introduced equipment to facilitate the removal of cigarette butts and small items of litter from the emirate's roads, pavements, and public spaces.

The new kit will contribute towards the provision of high-quality, 24-hour services, according to the authority.

Abdulmajeed Sifai, director of DM's waste management department, said that his team has introduced 40 new devices designed to deal with small quantities of waste and cigarette butts, which can be difficult to remove using conventional methods.

“This is a quality addition to the equipment used by the cleaning staff of Dubai Municipality, either on roads or in markets or residential areas, instead of traditional manual cleaning,” he explained.

he new equipment forms part of a broader system equipped to deal with waste scattered on roadsides, at traffic lights, and at metro stations.

“The 120 litre-capacity equipment has the feature of separating sand in a special bag and cigarette butts in another,” noted Sifai. “These [devices] are easy to use and [allow free] movement. Cleaners can use them [continuously,] and save a lot of time and effort [helping] them to quickly complete their work.

“We always strive to add modern technology and devices to support all our operations to improve the field work in the cleanliness of the emirate of Dubai, and to achieve this end it requires us to use what is new in the field of integrated waste management with all its techniques,” he concluded.

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