IN AN effort to curb illegal dumping in Seri Kembangan, RM10,000 has been allocated to instal closed-circuit television (CCTV)cameras in the industrial area.
Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah had received complaints on illegal dumpling taking place there from the area’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Association and the community.
“As I am concerned about the cleanliness of the area, I have allocated RM10,000 to instal CCTVs to catch the culprits, ” Yong said.
He added that CCTVs had been installed around the industrial area earlier and there had been a reduction in the number of illegal dumping cases after that.
“We plan to instal more cameras so that we can put an end to the problem, ” he added.
SME Association chairman Ho Sow Chin said it was household and industrial wastes being dumped at the site.
He added that foreign workers were staying in the industrial area.
“Maybe the foreign workers have been dumping the waste illegally, ” he said, adding that the industrial waste was mostly unused tyres and car parts.
Yong added that abandoned cars were also found there.
“As there are a lot of workshops in the area, one will find abandoned or damaged cars in the area.
“The abandoned cars are taking up parking bays as well and inconveniencing the public as motorists end up parking on the road shoulder and blocking traffic, ” he said.
He suggested that Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) tow the abandoned cars away.
Ho also complained that the night market hawkers start to set up their stalls too early.
“Every Monday and Friday, we have a night market here, but the hawkers set up their stalls at 1pm, which is inconvenient.
“The hawkers will ask the workshop workers to move their vehicles so that they can set up their stalls, ” he said.
He requested that MPSJ send notices to the night market hawkers to set up stall from 4pm onwards to avoid conflict between the hawkers and workshop workers.