Kajang councillor declares war against illegal dumpsite operator

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 04 Jul 2020

Sun (centre) and local residents with one of the banners stating that the site was for domestic waste only. Those found dumping industrial waste here can be fined RM1,000.

KAJANG Municipal Council (MPKj) is urged to crack down on illegal rubbish dumping activities in Balakong Jaya, Seri Kembangan, by stepping up monitoring and enforcement activities.

MPKj councillor Billy Sun said he would be placing banners at prominent spots around Balakong Jaya to warn offenders of the penalties for illegal dumping.

“Offenders face a RM1,000 fine.

“Their lorry or vehicle will also be confiscated and kept in MPKj’s depot for one month, as opposed to one week previously, ” he said, adding that the move to confiscate vehicles for a month was approved at the council’s full board meeting.Sun also proposed that MPKj’s Licensing Department revoke the offender’s business licence.

“The MPKj president supports this idea and it will be tabled at the next Town Beautification Committee meeting.

“Stern action will be taken against offenders, irrespective of their status, connections or party affiliation, ” he added.

Sun said this after a clean-up session at Flat Taming Sari, Taming Jaya, which he said was a hotspot for illegal waste dumping.

“There is a space between the six blocks of 360 flats that is used as a carpark and designated rubbish dump for residents, ” he said.

“However, it has become a dumpsite for industrial waste.

“We know it is industrial waste because there are large boxes and plastic bags, rejected plastic models, cables, glass and tyres, ” he pointed out.

Sun said leach bins previously provided by MPKj and donated by KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd for Flat Taming Sari residents, had been stolen.

“I am serious about addressing the problem as the rubbish attracts pests like rats and mosquitoes.

“MPKj and KDEB also get unfairly blamed for not managing the waste properly, when it is neither party’s fault.”

While an existing closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in the area had captured evidence of illegal rubbish dumping, Sun said its resolution was not high enough to record details such as vehicle licence plate number.

He hopes to seek donations from local business operators to contribute funds to draw lines for parking bays and instal more CCTV cameras there.

“Meanwhile, MPKj will instal signs warning offenders on the action that can be taken if they are found guilty of illegally dumping rubbish, ” he added.

The councillor welcomed public tip-offs and said the council would offer a RM500 reward for accurate information.

He also warned that MPKj would be cracking down on illegal roadside traders in Taman Taming Jaya.

Also present at the clean-up were representatives from Taman Taming Jaya Rukun Tetangga, Taman Perindustrian Selesa Jaya and Taman Perindustrian Taming Jaya.

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