Rubbish dumped on deserted Klang roadside a threat to motorists

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

Rajoo at one of the illegal dumpsites along the road.

JALAN Kebun Nenas, which links Bandar Puteri and Bandar Putera in Klang, has become a popular stretch for illegal dumping.

Checks by StarMetro revealed that the stretch leading to Jalan Kebun en route to the Kesas Highway has become a dumpsite for contractors due to its remote location.

According to nearby residents, the dumping activity has been going on for many years and there was no sign that the culprits would stop anytime soon.

Former Klang municipal councillor P.S. Rajoo said the area was an illegal dumping hotspot for more than 10 years and he was personally involved in efforts to clear up the area.

Rajoo said waste, including

commercial, industrial and domestic waste, has been dumped at every available space along the stretch, causing a nuisance to motorists.

His recent checks revealed no less than seven spots along the road where indiscriminate dumping was carried out.

“The culprits are mostly waste contractors who often unload waste from their trucks at spots that are convenient for the vehicles to stop.

“In order to escape being noticed by the public or the authorities, they even dump the remnants of the waste onto the road,” he said, adding that the situation also caused obstruction to motorists. 

Besides being an eyesore, Rajoo said the illegal dumping also created a stench and marred the air quality and the environment in the area.

The contractors, he said, also dumped waste at junctions that branched out from Jalan Kebun Nenas to residential areas in Taman Sentosa.

“I will not say Klang Municipal Council is not doing its part to clean up the waste dumped indiscriminately, but lack of enforcement from the authorities is one of the contributing factors,” Rajoo added. 

MPK president Datuk Mohamad Yasid Bidin said the council continuously carried out cleaning up and enforcement exercises in the area that led to culprits being caught.

“We have issued fines to those committing the offences after they were caught in action and we will intensify our enforcement exercises along the road,” he added.

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