Waste collection company’s service extended to Kajang

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 30 Jun 2018

Amirudin (in baju melayu) handing over mock keys of the compactor trucks to KDEBWM’s sub-contractors to be used for the collection of domestic waste.

DOMESTIC solid waste operations in Klang, Kuala Langat, Selayang and Ampang is running smoothly, apart from minor hiccups.

Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said most residents in the areas were satisfied with the operations managed by Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Waste Management (KDEBWM) Sdn Bhd while some had raised complaints.

“KDEBWM is doing its best and complaints on the collection of domestic waste in these areas have dropped by 96%.

“I believe the company will resolve the matters brought up by residents,” he said after witnessing the handover of 10 compactor trucks to Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj).

KDEBWM will take over domestic waste collection in 59 MPKj areas with effect from tomorrow while public cleaning services will come under them from August onwards.

“It will be done in stages and will take two to three months. With the new compactors, issues regarding delay in collection of garbage should be resolved,” Amirudin said.

KDEBWM managing director Ramli Mohd Tahir said the company would spend an estimated RM20mil to buy 59 compactor trucks to collect domestic waste in the municipality.

“We will also spend an estimated RM35mil to RM40mil for domestic waste and public cleaning services.

“Our budget for public cleaning is high as we need to purchase water jetters, road sweepers and large bins,” he said.

KDEBWM also contributed 100 units of leach bins at a cost of RM137,000, which will be distributed around the municipality.

Ramli said the management of solid waste and public cleaning in Kajang was a seven-year contract and it aimed to enhance the level of cleanliness there.

“Our Japanese-made compactor lorries, equipped with several gadgets and sophisticated system, is for the use of all sub-contractors in Kajang.

“The movement of these lorries will be monitored using the Automatic Vehicle Locating System which is centralised at the Centralised Command Centre at our headquarters in Shah Alam,” he added.

Meanwhile, on the case of the nine-year-old pupil who died after being run over by a domestic waste collection truck in Shah Alam on Thursday, Amirudin assured that the matter would be resolved as soon as possible.

“Shah Alam mayor Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad has given his assurance that the case will be investigated.

“We need to give the authorities time to prepare their report,” he said.

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