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| NO MORE TRASH: Jerusalem to spend NIS 13 million cleaning up

Zev Stub    
Thursday, 20 April 3:44 PM
Jerusalem is finally cleaning up its act. Mayor Nir Barkat announced that in the next few weeks, a NIS 13 million annual cleaning reform will be implemented. This is the most significant program approved in recent years with the aim of immediately bringing about a significant upgrade in the cleanliness of Jerusalem.
Among the planned actions in the framework of the cleaning reform are the addition of 100 new cleaning workers to the cleaning system, 63 of which are manual sweeping workers in the city's neighborhoods, adding about 30 workers to 12 new garbage collection teams who will work on new routes and ensure garbage disposal up to 6 times a week, Areas with commercial and high concentrations of garbage will collect garbage twice a day. In addition, a daily backup team is established, whose function will be to provide a specific solution according to need. They join a program that has already been launched a few months ago, in which Green "frog" cans will be removed from the neighborhoods and replaced with 400 ground-based containers, which will significantly improve the quality of life and cleaning and operation of garbage disposal. To date, more than 100 earth-filled cans have been buried in the neighborhoods.
As noted, this is the first stage of the program, which is expected to expand, with the aim of leading to a significant improvement in the cleaning and sanitation services provided today. 
Mayor Nir Barkat: "We promised that in the 50th year of the reunification of Jerusalem, we will be implemented thanks to the budgets we have achieved, which will change the face of the city and raise the quality of life in a tangible way. Are an important element in the quality of life of the residents of the city, and I am certain that the implementation of the plan will contribute greatly to both the quality of life and the improvement of the city. "

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