Higher KPI for waste contractors to ensure Sepang’s cleanliness

TO ENSURE Sepang is moving towards a cleaner and healthier municipality, the local council is setting a higher key performance index (KPI) for its appointed waste collectors.

Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) president Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said Sepang had many issues involving illegal dumping of rubbish, which is an eyesore, and the council was constantly working on resolving the problem.

He said Kumpulan Darul Ehsan (KDEB) Waste Management Sdn Bhd had been appointed by the state government to manage solid waste and general cleaning in Sepang since September last year.

However, a formal contract will only be signed between MPSepang and KDEB on May 6.

“Next year, we will be celebrating Visit Sepang 2020 and we are expecting more visitors and tourists both foreign and local to explore the many beautiful spots here.

“So, we cannot have rubbish left in piles everywhere in our municipality.

“We hope KDEB will be able to assist us in ensuring such acts do not occur again,” Mohd Fauzi said during the council’s fullboard meeting.

The contract will take immediate effect and only expire in seven years.

“It was delayed because we needed to finalise some points in the contract,” he said.

He disclosed that most local councils in the state had already signed their contracts with KDEB, except for MPSepang and Shah Alam City Council.

Mohd Fauzi said the KPI involved KDEB achieving at least a score of 85% each month in order to maintain a clean track record with MPSepang.

“Formerly, we set it at only 70% and the results were unsatisfactory.“As such, we felt that we had to put it higher so that KDEB knows we are serious about tackling cleanliness in Sepang,” he said.

He also said a notice would be sent to the contractors who did not meet the council’s new KPI.

“If the overall cleaning job is unsatisfactory, MPSepang will only be able to remove the contractor after consulting with the state government,” he said.

He added that the council previously could terminate any non-performing contractors without referring to the state level.

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