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Large-scale clean-up operation after NDP

The organisers of the post-National Day Parade clean-up said they used more equipment and machinery this year compared to previous years.

SINGAPORE: Hours after the National Day Parade ended on Saturday (Aug 9), the clean-up began at the Marina Bay floating platform and the F1 Pit Building. The organisers said they used more equipment and machinery this year compared to previous years and picked up about 13 tonnes of waste.

The audience was encouraged to dispose of their litter with trash bags included in this year's Funpacks. But there was still plenty of rubbish to clear.

Organisers said the clean-up began at about 10pm. It involved about 50 workers who used blowers to gather small pieces of trash, as well as heavy machinery.

The clean-up was completed by 4:30am, well before the National Environment Agency's cut-off time of 6am.

Seah Yong Huat, amenities, works and services manager at NDP Committee, said: "Between the seats, the spaces are narrow, and there's a small gap. People tend to put the litter in between the seats. So with the blower, we can blow out all the small litter, and with the vacuum cleaners, we can suck out the small litter. This will help the cleaners and the entire cleaning process."