Saturday Night Garbage Collection
In light of its great success and residents’ satisfaction, garbage collection on Saturday nights is being expanded to more neighborhoods
The project was launched about two months ago, and following the impressive success of the pilot program, with some 600 tons of garbage collected from neighborhoods every Saturday Night, Mayor Moshe Lion has given the instruction to expand the project to many additional neighborhoods.
Mayor Moshe Lion: “As part of the cleaning reform that Jerusalem has been undergoing in recent months, and in view of the success of the Saturday night garbage collection project, we are expanding the project to more of the city’s neighborhoods. Saturday night garbage collection brings cleanliness to the neighborhoods before the beginning of the new week and eases the flow of traffic, preventing Sunday morning traffic jams. We will continue making every effort for the welfare of residents. The numbers speak for themselves – the amount of garbage collected Saturday nights is among the largest ever collected, the number of Sunday morning complaints has been significantly reduced and the residents’ level of satisfaction has risen!”
The Bayit VeGan neighborhood will be included in the garbage collection project this coming Saturday night, after the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, which was included some time ago. More of the city’s neighborhoods will be added to the project in the future.
These are the neighborhoods included in the pilot program for Saturday night garbage collection: Armon Hanatziv, Neve Yaakov, Homat Shmuel, Reches Shlomo and Har Nof. The project has expanded to also include the neighborhoods of Shmuel Hanavi, Maalot Dafna, Sanhedria, Romema, Bukharim, Geula, Makor Baruch and Beit Israel. The Jerusalem Municipality considers the project a great success and will endeavor to extend it to all parts of the city. The quantities of garbage collected Saturday nights makes Sunday morning garbage collection significantly easier.
Gil Gorni, Director of the Municipal Sanitation Department: “Apart from the very positive responses regarding the cleanliness in the neighborhoods, there are implications throughout the week. Residents awaken to clean neighborhoods, the number of garbage collection related complaints has dropped by around 90%. I hope very much to expand Saturday night garbage collection to the entire city. We have come to understand that there’s no turning back, we’re looking ahead and will continue working for the benefit of residents and visitors to the city. I have one just one request for residents, please don’t block garbage containers with vehicles.”
EVERY SMALL CHANGE OF HABIT CAN HELP RESIDENTS, MAKING THE PUBLIC SPACES MORE PLEASANT AND CLEAN. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS THE FOLLOWING
Please remove the garbage from your home before garbage collection times, placing it inside the containers, not next to them or nearby.
In neighborhoods where garbage is collected in buried containers, please place garbage inside the container and ensure that the garbage bags fall into the container.
Tightly fold cardboard boxes and reduce their dimensions as much as possible before placing them in garbage containers.
Don’t park vehicles next to garbage containers or buried containers.
Large Scrap and Yard Waste
Place near the container and these materials will be collected separately.
In order to do this, we need residents to join the cause and ask them to take out the garbage from their homes prior to collection times, leaving them inside the collection containers and not next to them.