RESIDENTS and traders throwing rubbish indiscriminately has resulted in an eyesore in the town of Rawang.
The waste carelessly discarded around the communal garbage bins is also attracting rats and stray animals.
Among the roads where these dumps are located are Jalan Waterfall, Jalan Maxwell, Jalan Tokong and Jalan Bandar Rawang 1, especially near the commercial area.
Rawang resident Vijaya Sundram, 49, said in some areas such as Jalan Waterfall and Jalan Tokong, where bins were not provided, people threw their rubbish along the roadside.
“Such irresponsible acts should be stopped as it contributes to the spread of diseases.
“At the same time, the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) should provide more garbage bins in these areas.
Rawang Indian Business Association deputy chairman T. Selva said although MPS was clearing the rubbish, there were insufficient rubbish bins in the town which has a multitude of thriving businesses.
He said there were street traders and many of them threw their rubbish on the roadside as they did not have rubbish bins.
New Greenpark MIC branch chairman M.B. Raja said the public need to stop the habit of throwing rubbish indiscriminately.
“We are part of this community so we need to keep the town and its surroundings clean,” he said.
He suggested that MPS station enforcement staff in the area monitor the situation.
MPS Corporate Communication Department officer Azhar Salleh said he would check with the relevant departments as it also involved contractors for rubbish collection.