Cleaning public areas
In the area of the City of Ljubljana, we keep clean more than 615 km of roads, 4.622 km of pavements and bicycle lanes and 1.456.803 m2 of squares. In addition, our teams also empty more than 2.509 garbage bins and clean 33 underpasses, passages and arcades, covering a total of 24.995 m2.
Our employees manually clean streets and squares in 13 municipal areas (districts) every single day. Their work includes the emptying of bins, picking up large waste items, sweeping around the bins and pavement kerbs, removing waste from discharge shafts, sweeping leaves, cleaning benches etc.
Streets are swept with sweeping machines and the intensity of cleaning is adapted to daily needs and the situation in the field (weather conditions, events etc.). We clean the streets of Ljubljana using machines that recycle water and use biologically degradable detergent. The wet-cleaning sweepers use five brooms to clean the streets and suck back all the water used. For flushing streets, we mostly uses rainwater collected from the roofs of our facilities in Barje.
Tackling weeds organically
In 2017 Ljubljana has stopped using herbicides on public green and road surfaces. The machine used for controlling weeds uses steam, biologically degradable active vegetable-oil substances (from coconut, palm and oil seed rape oil) and glucose (from potato, corn and wheat).