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Saturday September 21, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by kathleen ann kili
Residents taking a look at the wheelie bins before collecting them at the community hall along Jalan Suria 47 in Seri Alam, Johor Baru. – By ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG/ The Star
PASIR GUDANG: Despite the downpour, hundreds of Seri Alam residents turned up to collect their wheelie bins at the Seri Alam community hall here.
Residents were seen crowding the hall after lunch hour and waiting their turn to collect the free bins.
Housewife P. Suganthi, 42, who dropped by the hall right after lunch to beat the long queue believes that the wheelie bin was a good initiative to ensure the cleanliness of the area is kept well.
“With the usage of the wheelie bins, all residents will have no choice but to ensure that their trash is thrown into the bin and not kept at the side of the road,” she said.
Another resident Al Dasil Mohd Nasir, 20, said: “My neighbour informed me about the collection and I have been waiting for the bin especially since my old rubbish bin had been broken by stray dogs last month.
“It is also a good idea to register the bins, as it would not get stolen easily,” he said.
Housewife Walda Sakid, 30, is convinced that the usage of the new bins could keep stray dogs from attacking the rubbish.
“Stray dogs will find it hard to push down the covered bin and mess the garbage in it,” she added.
Pasir Gudang MP Normala Abdul Samad also visited the hall and personally distributed some of the bins to the residents after advising them to keep their respectively areas clean.
“We want a clean environment for all and it is not only the responsibility of SWM to make sure the garbage are collected but residents also play a vital role in ensuring the cleanliness of their neighbourhoods,” she said.
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