Improving bulk waste collection
Published: Fri, 03 Aug 2012
PETALING JAYA: New bulk waste collection methods will be considered and implemented by the city council in preparation for the spring cleaning period before Hari Raya.
The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) wants to ensure that all bulk waste like unwanted furniture, curtains and mattresses are disposed of properly and not left uncollected by the roadside.
“We already have 20 contractors assigned to collect bulk waste at MBPJ. We can actually make them go on more rounds the next few weeks,” said mayor Datuk Roslan Sakiman.
He said during a press conference after the council’s full-board meeting that MBPJ received 323 complaints about rubbish this month.
Roslan thinks the greater part of the complaints are on uncollected bulk waste.
Meanwhile, he also proposed for the MBPJ health department to identify a few locations for residents to dump their bulk waste.
“Maybe we can also suggest a spot to make things easier for both residents and the garbage contractors.”
MBPJ is still deciding which method is more feasible, but is determined to solve all rubbish complaints received by the council.