THE first solid waste management and recycling programme held in D’Bayu Bukit Jelutong did not catch the attention of many residents.
Despite the poor turnout, MBSA councillor and Residents’ Representative Council Zone 19 chairman Tengku Ahmad Tengku Kasim plans to continue his efforts to raise awareness of waste management and recycling.
Tengku Ahmad said the programme was in line with the council’s efforts to move towards a low carbon city by 2030.
“MBSA has selected Section 14 as a focus for the mission by getting both residents and business owners to practise green habits.
“I am trying to carry out a similar programme in Bukit Jelutong and we will start by asking residents to recycle their waste and used cooking oil, and we will reward their efforts,” he said.
Tengku Ahmad said they would be working closely with MBSA as well as the Bukit Jelutong Residents Association and the Tzu Chi Foundation.
During the event, some residents handed over their e-waste and those who brought used cooking oil were given RM1 per kilogramme.
The council also collected 350kg e-waste and 110kg of used cooking oil.
MBSA also set up a booths with information on waste collection schedules, ways to combat dengue as well as gave out free recycling bags.
The council’s mobile library also made a stop at D’Bayu during the event.
Kota Anggerik assemblyman Yaakob Sapari was present at the event.