Army of volunteers works with Municipality to keep Dubai clean

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Dubai Municipality has recruited 4,791 volunteers and activists during the first half of this year to ensure a healthy and sustainable environment in the emirate.

Volunteers helped out as part of the An Hour with the Cleaning Worker campaign, collecting various waste on beaches, markets, and commercial, industrial, residential, and desert locations.

Eng. Saeed Abdul Rahim Safar, Acting Director of Waste Operations Department at Dubai Municipality said the initiative "recorded 4,791 hours of field volunteer work in the field of public sanitation during the first half of this year, carried out by volunteers affiliated with 62 governmental, corporate, and civil organisations.

"These organisations represent a range of local community groups, including workers, students, and people of determination. Around 9.4 tons of trash was collected by volunteers from beaches, deserts, and residential areas. Additionally, recycling facilities received 70 per cent of the waste, making the emirate cleaner, more sustainable, and aesthetically attractive.”

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