Izmir Metropolitan Municipality teams continue their work in 30 districts for a cleaner and healthier environment. The municipality carries out cleaning activities with 815 personnel, 159 pressure road washing and floor sweeping vehicles, and collects nearly 20 tons of waste from the streets daily.
815 personnel of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Climate Change and Zero Waste Department work non-stop for a cleaner city. The team, consisting mostly of female personnel, cleans boulevards, streets, squares, main roads and sidewalks in an area of approximately 30 thousand kilometers in 2 districts. The teams, who carry out their work 159 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 24 pressure road washing and floor sweeping vehicles, collect nearly 20 tons of waste from the streets a day.
“We expect the support of our citizens”
Ercan Yıldırım, City Cleaning Branch of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Climate Change and Zero Waste Department, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç SoyerHe stated that they continue their work within the framework of the "Clean City" vision of . Explaining that they collect waste every day in an area of 2 thousand kilometers in length, Ercan Yıldırım said, “We collect nearly 20 tons of waste daily. That's a serious number. We expect the support of our citizens in this regard. Cleanliness is not something we can handle cleaning. It should not be polluted. "We have to do this for our future, our environment and our nature," he said. Yıldırım said, “We need the support of our citizens not to throw garbage on the ground. We need to solve the pollution, especially on the coastlines, together. There are garbage bins at many points. "It is also important for the health of all of us to throw the garbage into these garbage containers instead of leaving it in green areas and beaches," he said.
“I am in love with my job”
Compact vacuum road sweeping vehicle operator Özlem Bilir stated that she loves her job. Bilir said, “In order to create a clean Izmir, we go to the field and clean every day before the city wakes up. As a woman, I am proud of myself for using this tool. There are people who applaud when they see me. There are very positive reactions, especially from older citizens. I love my job very much, I am a woman in love with my job. "Thanks to our esteemed President, he provided us with these opportunities," he said.
Cleaning cigarette butts wastes a lot of time
Özlem Pelivan, who works as the regional manager in Konak in the Urban Cleaning Department, mentioned that they are trying to keep the environment clean with the support of the people of Izmir. Pelivan said, “We need to think before throwing garbage on the ground. We have serious problems with cigarette butts. People throw the butts of their cigarettes on the ground. We spend a lot of time cleaning this up. Because it gets in between the stones, it becomes a little difficult to collect them. "For a more livable and cleaner world, please do not throw our garbage on the ground," he said.
“A clean environment is essential for a healthy world”
Taner Songun, who works as a postmaster in the City Cleaning Department in Konak Square, said: “We are constantly at work to keep Izmir clean. We work 24 hours a day to keep the streets clean. Yes, this is our job, but environmental cleanliness is an issue that everyone should be sensitive about. "A clean environment is essential to leave a healthy world to future generations," he said.