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Published: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 7:38:27 AM

House owners urged to practise better waste management

Thankful: Fernandez (centre) distributing the bins to residents of Section 5 and Section 10.

Thankful: Fernandez (centre) distributing the bins to residents of Section 5 and Section 10.

THE Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has distributed about 1,800 rubbish bins to owners of landed properties in Section 5 and Section 10 Petaling Jaya.

The bins, bright orange in colour, were given away free to encourage better waste management by the residents.

The effort is part of the council’s Clean Zone programme.

The bins, with rollers, cost RM90 each and residents are advised to take care of it.

The area councillor Derek Fernandez said: “The garbage collectors will pick up waste inside the rubbish bins.

“However, some leave their rubbish by the roadside and this may go uncollected. This then attracts stray animals,” he said.

He added that the rubbish in bins placed outside the houses would be collected three times a week.

He said he hoped MBPJ would provide free bins to all neighbourhoods.

“Section 5 and Section 10 residents received the bins because these areas were chosen by MBPJ for the Clean Zone campaign this year.” said Gasing Indah Residents Association committee member Mohana Sundari.

She said the residents welcomed the move to provide free bins.

“The neighbourhood looks much cleaner. The bins can also be closed tightly, and as such there is no smell from the garbage,” she added.

Another Gasing Indah Residents Association committee member, Pang Kam Weng, encouraged residents to sort their rubbish before throwing into the bins.

Tags / Keywords: Community, Central Region, Government, Environment, Family Community, Family & Community, tong sampah section 5

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