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Published: Monday July 21, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday July 21, 2014 MYT 10:49:44 AM

Bin your toxic waste at KLCC

These bins at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre are for household hazardous waste.

These bins at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre are for household hazardous waste.

Klang Valley residents now have a place to dump their hazardous household waste – the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The facility has set up a collection point at the Centre Core's Concourse Level to enable people to dispose of harmful wastes responsibly and safely. Centre GM  Alan Pryor says household waste contains potentially hazardous ingredients that might be corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive, and require special care when it comes to disposal.

“While the improper disposal of hazardous household waste such as putting them out with the trash may not be immediately obvious, their improper disposal can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. Our safe disposal campaign is to encourage and offer team members, visitors to the facility and the public a convenient and safe option to dispose of such waste.”

Items accepted for disposal are:

> Used batteries (batteries from laptops and mobile phones, rechargeable and alkaline/button batteries)

> Fluorescent lights (bulbs, tubes, LEDs)

> E-waste or used electrical and electronic devices (computers, TVs, printers, scanners, mobile phones, remote controls, calculators, cameras)

The collection campaign continues until Dec 31. The waste will be sent for treatment and final disposal at the Kualiti Alam hazardous waste facility in Bukit Nanas, Negeri Sembilan. For more details, e-mail info@klccconventioncentre.com.

Tags / Keywords: Environment, hazardous waste, e-waste, electronic waste, KLCC

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