Rabat – The city of Tangier cleaned up 7,000 tons of garbage during the Eid al-Adha sacrifice earlier this week. Eid al-Adha was celebrated this year on August 12.
Along with the companies contracted to provide waste collection and street cleaning, the city performed the cleanup over two days.
Tangier returned to “normal” as early as midnight on the day of sacrifice, city officials said, according to the state-run news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
On the first day of Eid al-Adha, the Eid of sacrifice, every Muslim family that is able to sacrifices a ram or a goat. While Moroccans carefully cook and consume most parts of the slaughtered animal, there is inevitably some refuse left over that must be disposed of.
Last year, Casablanca employed as many as 2,300 cleaners to deal with the abundance of garbage over the Eid al-Adha holiday. Nearly half of the cleaners were hired just for the occasion.