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Valletta gets a massive €250,000 spring clean

Malta’s capital city has been given a massive spring clean.

More than €250,000 has been spent to keep Valletta looking its best.

New street bins and ashtrays have been installed across the capital, once famously described by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’.

Malta’s Cleansing Department also bought a new mechanical sweeper, water bowsers so that Valletta’s streets and pavements can be washed at night, and specialist equipment to remove chewing gum from pavements.

A spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Our new street bins are already making a positive impact and we hope to see a much cleaner Valletta as they are installed across the city.

‘The new bins are much larger and they contain the rubbish much more effectively.

‘People now have no excuse not to use a street bin to dispose of their waste.

‘Everyone still needs to do their bit to keep Valletta tidy.’

Work has also been carried out to repair street furniture, paving slabs, and lamposts.

If you spot a litter problem in Valletta you can report it using the Cleansing and Maintenance Division’s mobile app ‘Clean and Upkeep’ or call freephone 1718.