Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) is going all out to stop illegal rubbish dumping in the municipality.
This month, the council seized 16 lorries during operations carried out in several locations.
One lorry was seized in Sungai Purun in Semenyih, Tepi Sungai Balak in Kajang, as well as Phase 7 of Bandar Tasik Kesuma in Semenyih; five from a site in Hulu Langat and eight more from other locations under its jurisdiction.
MPKj president Datuk Rosli Othman, during the full board meeting yesterday, said both domestic and industrial waste were being discarded illegally.
He said the best way to tackle illegal dumping was to collaborate with other agencies both at district and federal levels.
“We cannot work in silos, you will not be able to solve the problem,” he said.
During the meeting, there were requests from the councillors for the council to look into providing a space for heavy vehicles and school buses to park to avoid operators from parking in residential areas and causing public nuisance.
In response to this issue, MPKj’s Town Planning Development Department head Datuk Nizam Sahari said this would be possible provided there was a suitable location and enough funds.
“We can consider it and maybe for a start, we can identify the locations where there are many of these cases before opening up more parking spaces in other locations,” he said.
Separately, as of April 20, MPKj recorded 3,171 dengue cases and five deaths.
There are 43 dengue localities within the areas under the council with 12 hotspots – one in Kajang and Balakong, three in Sungai Ramal and Semenyih, and four in Dusun Tua.