Saturday, January 28, 2012

More illegal dumping

Article in SJ Echo - What a Lot of Rubbish!

Indiscriminate dumping of rubbish at its worst in affluent neighbourhood of Subang Jaya

SUBANG JAYA: THE CONTINUOUS indiscriminate dumping of rubbish by residents of Subang Jaya and the nonchalant attitude of the Subang Jaya Municipal Council in addressing it has earned the wrath of ADUN Subang Jaya Hannah Yeoh.

Despite it being the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Hannah took to the areas most affected in USJ to look at the situation on the ground with MPSJ councilors Dr KM Loi and Rajiv Rishyakaran, together with officials from MPSJ's urban services department.

The situation along Jalan USJ11/3 was bad, with rubbish piled up along the roads, spaced out between every two trees along the stretch.

"It is crucial for MPSJ YDP Dato' Asmawi Kasbi to address this problem. This area is the closest to the council's location and yet it happens, right at their doorstep."

"He (Asmawi) should turun padang to see the problems for himself. Two 3ton lorries to pick up bulky waste and garden refuse is not enough to cater to the whole municipality," she said.

Hannah said MPSJ needs to mobilise more resources to address this issue and not just turn a blind eye.

"The pattern starts with garden waste bags being placed along the roadside by MPSJ contractors. Uncollected, these bags of grass or leaves attract residents to add on to the pile with their own rubbish."

"Rubbish is piling up everywhere and it appears to be at its worse in affluent areas like USJ4, USJ5 and USJ11," she said, adding that homeowners also needed to be more considerate and refrain from dumping their rubbish everywhere.

Hannah who stopped to ask a security guard at USJ11/3 was told by the guard on duty that domestic maids from the houses were the culprits, dumping rubbish along the road junctions and at the trees.

She said MPSJ had started a pilot project in USJ2 by placing bulky waste bins for residents to dispose of their rubbish at designated spots.

"This is to gauge the volume of rubbish and costings before we will consider extending it all over Subang Jaya as one of several measures to address this nagging problem," she added.

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