Mountain of trash attracts flies at new HDB estate in Choa Chu Kang

PHOTO: Lianhe Wanbao

SINGAPORE - Filthy corridors, garbage piles and malfunctioning elevators.

These are some issues that have plagued residents at Keat Hong Mirage, a new HDB estate in Choa Chu Kang.

The residents received their keys in March this year.

Lianhe Wanbao reported on Tuesday (June 28) that residents on the second floor to the eighth floor in block 817A were unable to use their common area rubbish hoppers as the chute was stuffed with trash.

Residents resorted to dumping their trash in the corridors and common areas.

Eventually, the uncleared piles of trash resulted in a putrid stench and attracted flies.

Residents first complained to the Town Council about the problem a month ago. Although the situation improved at first, it didn't last.

Some inconsiderate residents have also taken to throwing their trash in at the waste centre.

Lianhe Wanbao found that residents in the next block, 816B, have not been spared from the waste problem either.

While there are notices posted to remind residents not to litter, the corridors and common areas are still filthy.

Mr Chen, a 50-year-old resident, told Wanbao that he had called the Town Council four times in the past few weeks to clean up the garbage.

He added that renovation works probably added to the growing pile of trash.

Even though the waste situation is not as serious as the one in block 817A, residents at 816B have also had to deal with two malfunctioning elevators, which have broken down a number of times.

Wanbao has reached out to Choa Chu kang Town Council and HDB, but did not receive a reply by press time.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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