Council: Make households pay for not recycling

Posted on January 16, 2012. Filed under: Waste |

-The Star-

PUTRAJAYA: Putrajaya Corporation wants private households here to be heavily penalised if they fail to recycle their waste.

Its president Tan Sri Samsudin Osman said the council had increased efforts in motivating the public to recycle waste.

“In the future, we are looking at imposing strict fines for those who do not recycle.

“This is in line with the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act 2007 (Act 627), which was enforced in September last year.

“We hope to achieve our target of collecting 20% of recycled materials from the total amount of solid waste in five years and become a model of a green and sustainable city,” he said at the Putrajaya Recycling Day here yesterday.

The participation of the public in recycling waste had increased to 22% last year from 10.4% in the year 2010, he said.



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