The Malta Independent 20 June 2021, Sunday

Over 510 tonnes of waste collected from Malta’s roads in clean-up campaign

Friday, 21 May 2021, 15:01 Last update: about 29 days ago

Over 510 tonnes of waste has been collected so far from Malta’s roads as the national clean-up campaign continues, the office of the principal permanent secretary said in a statement.

The ‘Insebbħu Pajjiżna’ campaign has now covered over 400 kilometres of roads and public places.

174 central strips and roundabouts got a facelift with new paint, while 41 rubble or limestone walls were also repaired. 

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276 bulbs which weren’t working have also been changed, while maintenance has been done on a number of benches, railings, and other street furniture.

Besides the 510 tonnes of waste collected from the roads, another 185 tonnes of illegally disposed of construction waste was picked up from the countryside.

Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar, whose office coordinated the campaign, said that the figures show the work of the between 450 and 700 public service workers who are participating in the initiative.

The roads worked on so far are all the arterial roads of the country and a number of other localities such as Valletta, Mosta, St Julians’, Marsascala, Birzebbuga, Birkirkara, Sliema, Gzira, St. Paul’s Bay, Naxxar, Bugibaa, and Qawra amongst others.

The number of localities is expected to continue to increase every day.

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