Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Upset over illegal dumping

Source: http://www.nst.com.my/node/3112 (16 JUNE 2014)
BUSINESS operators at the Segambut Industrial Park, here, are frustrated with the authorities for failing to address the illegal dumping in their area.
They claim that outsiders and residents have been dumping bulk waste at the industrial park for 15 years. More than two tonnes of bulk waste can be seen along a 100m stretch of Jalan Raja Arfah and on one of the lanes of the two-lane road.
Liew Way Mun, who owns a spare parts shop, claimed that lorries were coming to the area daily after 10pm to dump rubbish by the roadside.
“This illegal dumping has been going on for a long time. Alam Flora comes and clears the rubbish twice a week, but the very next day, the area is filled with rubbish again,” he said.
Liew said he had lodged many complaints with City Hall.
Segambut member of parliament Lim Lip Eng, who visited the dumpsite recently, said Alam Flora’s garbage collection service did not extend to industrial areas.
“Alam Flora doesn’t have the contract to collect rubbish in industrial areas. However, because of the complaints, they have been requested by City Hall to collect the rubbish here,” he said.
Lim said he had forwarded a complaint on the issue to the Federal Territory Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWC).
“The SWC has raised the issue of solid waste collection services and public cleansing in industrial areas in Kuala Lumpur since the implementation of Act 672,” he said.
“This was discussed at a joint meeting with City Hall and Alam Flora. SWC has presented a proposal on solid waste collection services in industrial areas and the proposal was submitted to the Mayor, Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib, on June 9.
“City Hall should make a decision soon on rubbish collection in industrial sites.”
Related news: Illegal dumpsite still an eyesore 10 years on http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2014/06/17/Illegal-dumpsite-still-an-eyesore-10-years-on-Businesses-along-Jalan-Raja-Arfah-in-Segambut-affecte/

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