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Published: Tuesday December 24, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 24, 2013 MYT 10:12:37 AM

Transfer station to halt operations

Alam Flora Sdn Bhd has seven days to ensure the Taman Beringin transfer station is fit for operations by Dec 31.

Its CEO Mohd Zain Hassan said the transfer station would cease operations temporarily for repair work to be carried out.

“Alam Flora will repair the machines, trailers, compactors and waste collection trucks in stages.

“We have to make sure that the rubbish transfer system is in order before reopening the transfer station,” he said, during a press conference held at the transfer station with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (PPSPPA) and National Solid Waste Management Department.

On Satuday, around 250 tonnes of rubbish were dumped indiscriminately by the side of the Middle Ring Road II (MRR2) near the transfer station after the contractor ceased operations at the Taman Beringin transfer station without notice.

An aerial view of the rubbish being dumped at the road side of MRR2.

Umpan Jaya Sdn Bhd abandoned the station on Friday night and denied rubbish collection contractors entry to the station, forcing them to dump their load by the side of the MRR2.

Mohd Zain said Alam Flora would manage the transfer station for the time being until a new contractor was appointed.

Currently, waste collection trucks are transferring rubbish directly to the Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill in Bestari Jaya.

Mohd Zain said the rubbish collection schedule would be affected since the waste collection trucks need to make further trips to the Bukit Tagar landfill.

“Alam Flora will still collect rubbish twice a day. The morning session will not be affected but there may be a delay in the second session.We will expedite repair work at the transfer station,” he said.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the indiscriminate dumping by contractors was an irresponsible act and the perpetrators will be penalised.

“They will be charged under the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 (Act 672),” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Environment, Community, Central Region, MRR2

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