Hamburg is supposed to be cleaner this year. In the future, Stadtreinigung Hamburg (SRH) will be responsible for the complete cleaning of the Planten un Blomen park, the main train station is to be cleaned more frequently and over a larger area, and a new toilet is being built near the "Drob Inn" advice center, as the Senate said on Tuesday with reference to the current cleanliness monitoring.
In addition, the "Waste Watchers" would also be deployed on the banks of the Elbe between Övelgönne and Wedel. They should approach visitors, provide information about waste avoidance and also point out misconduct, it said.
The city's cleanliness offensive, launched in 2018, is working, said Environment Senator Jens Kerstan (Greens). The principle of “cleanliness from a single source” has “more than proven itself”. Responsibility for cleaning all parks and green spaces in Hamburg and the option of using "WasteWatcher" on the banks of the Elbe are further logical steps.
Kerstan: "The cleanliness of their city is measurably important to the people of Hamburg, as shown by the active use of the SRH app and the cleanliness hotline." It is a question of quality of life, not everyone can afford their own garden. The cleanliness of the city, streets, parks and squares must continue to improve visibly over the long term.