Definition of cleansing department in English:

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cleansing department


A department of local government that collects refuse or rubbish.
Example sentences
  • Each and every time that I have telephoned the cleansing department regarding rubbish in the back streets, it has never been cleared within the specified five days.
  • Any publicity regarding the cleansing department would be best focused on the team of hard-working and almost invisible people who commit themselves to never-ending tasks that this article seemed to marginalise.
  • Whenever the district council takes a survey to ask what local taxpayers think of its services, the bin collection - or the cleansing department as it is euphemistically known - always comes out tops.

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