A large clean-up operation was seen in full swing following the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dubai. As revellers began to head home after a long night, the day was just beginning for the city’s clean-up team. Dozens of vehicles, volunteers and cleaners from Dubai Municipality were deployed throughout the emirate to ensure the streets and beaches were cleared of the night's debris.
A total of 500 volunteers and 350 municipality workers cleared tonnes of rubbish left by party goers in 16 locations across the city. And more than 600 bags of waste, weighing 1,800kg, were diverted from landfill and sent to the municipality’s recycling unit.
After thousands of revellers across the UAE welcomed the New Year in style, enjoying spectacular firework displays at the stroke of midnight, within hours of the clock striking midnight, balloons, party hats and food packaging that lay strewn across the streets were collected by 152 waste disposal trucks.