Mandatory for households to separate garbage from September – Bernama

Published: 19 April 2015 4:55 PM

From September, the disposal of waste in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Negri Sembilan will be handled by a private corporation with the power to enforce households separate their waste for recycling purpose, or face a fine if they fail to do so.
Households are urged to prepare themselves for the mandatory practice of separating garbage effective September. Solid Waste and Solid Cleansing Management Corp (SWCorp) chief executive officer Datuk Ab Rahim Md Noor said every family member should know how to do it and dispose off garbage properly.

“Waste isolation will involve the disposal of food waste for the first two days of collection every week and the third day collection is for recyclable garbage,” he told reporters after giving out prizes to winners of a 3R (Reduce Reuse Recycle) marathon run in Putrajaya today.

“A company has been appointed to collect garbage in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah and Perlis. They will also observe and note down households who flout the rule,” he said.
He said notices would be issued to those who flouted the rule starting September and a maximum compound of RM1,000 would be imposed on errant households by 2016.

About 5,000 participants took part in the event, organised in conjunction with the two-day 3R carnival by SWCorp. It was part of an awareness campaign on the importance of 3R practices and looking after the cleanliness of the environment for the sake of future generations. – Bernama, April 19, 2015.

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