MPSJ gets tough on indiscriminate dumping

Posted on September 25, 2009. Filed under: Pollution, Waste |

-The Star-

THOSE who are nabbed for indiscriminate dumping will be slapped with a fine of up to RM2,000, Subang Jaya municipal councillor Tai Cheng Heng said.

“This problem has been going on for years. I believe this happens everywhere, but the situation in Seri Kembangan is deplorable.

Act of defiance: Rubbish is strewn around a sign prohibiting illegal dumping.

“Although Alam Flora workers clean the area, the problem persists.

“Each hawker has to manage the waste himself, instead of dumping it elsewhere. Enforcement officers will be stationed there to catch the culprits,” he said.

A check by StarMetro revealed that rubbish was thrown outside the compound of the Seri Kembangan multipurpose hall and into the drains.

Rubbish was also strewn around a sign prohibiting illegal dumping.

Shopowner Yau Kim Boi, who has been doing business in the area for the past 31 years, is one of those affected by the indiscriminate dumping as it is near her shop.

“The problem has been going on for almost 10 years, after the number of traders in the market increased.

“Although the Alam Flora workers come to clean the area every morning, some hawkers will dump their rubbish after the morning market closes, dirtying the place again,” she said.

She noticed that some traders who sold food would pour the excess soup into the drains.

Aside from the stench, she is also worried that the unhygenic condition would affect the health of residents.

“Of late, there are many mosquitoes and I’m using two fans to keep them away.”

Tai also encouraged the public to take photographs of those dumping rubbish indiscriminately so that they could be used as evidence in court.


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