Residents' bad habit creating mess in Klang

Residents' bad habit creating mess in Klang
Ramli says Klang residents are still dumping rubbish in the royal town’s commercial areas.
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After taking over a small section of the public cleansing services in Klang, KDEB Waste Management has identified the rampant indiscriminate dumping of rubbish by residents living in commercial areas as its biggest challenge.

Its general manager Ramli Mohd Tahir said the irresponsible habit of residents affected the cleanliness of the royal town.

Ramli said the company, which took over the public cleansing services at 20 of the total 111 zones in the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) in March, would gradually take over entire Klang in July next year.

Despite providing rubbish bins at the areas, he said, the residents dumped their waste all over the place including at five-foot ways and road shoulders.

"They just throw rubbish bags at spots that are convenient for them. Their action is affecting the town's cleanliness," he added.

Under the circumstances, Ramli said the number of mobile rubbish bins would be increased at the affected streets.

The company's observation also revealed that most of the affected areas were heavily populated by foreigners working at nearby shops.

"We also found that business operators took advantage of the situation by indiscriminately dumping waste from their premises onto the streets," he said.

KDEB Waste Management, which took over the public cleansing services from MPK in July last year, provides services such as sweeping roads, cleaning drains, collecting sump and bulk waste, as well as cleaning morning and night markets.

"However, the cleaning of fields and parks including playground and open areas is still under the council's purview," added Ramli.

This month, Ramli said the company took over an additional 20 areas and the number of zones would be increased once in every three months until July next year.

The company, he said, had three months to iron out its services upon taking over.

"We have also invested in 20 new RoRo (roll-on, roll-off) bins.

"We are doing our best to give Klangites an efficient service and to increase the town's cleanliness level," he said.


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