THE number of communal bins in residential and commercial areas in Klang will be increased to ensure better waste management.
Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Dr Ahmad Fadzli Ahmad Tajuddin said they were looking to purchase 1,000 communal bins costing RM1.5mil to address indiscriminate roadside dumping.
“Communal bins will be placed in villages, flats and shoplots. Each bin will have a QR Code that gives local residents the collection dates, time and contact number of the area supervisor.
“Data on waste management will be collated over a period of time to provide more precise information which will result in a more effective system, ” he told StarMetro.He said the public must ensure that waste was discarded according to the collection times to prevent overflowing bins.
“The council needs to place 1,500litre communal bins in each area.
“Our plan is to get 1,000 units of such bins... 800 units for flats and villages and 200 for shoplots, ” he added. Currently, MPK has 250 communal bins throughout the municipality.
Most of the bins have been in use since about five years ago and need to be replaced. Fadzli said MPK had plans to purchase 10 units of the roll-on-roll-off (Roro) bins to replace the old, damaged ones and this would cost the council an estimated RM100,000.
As of now, MPK has 20 Roro, 10 of which are broken.
Taman Setia Residents Association secretary K. Jayandra said MPK had placed communal bins in the area during festive seasons to accommodate residents who want to dispose of bulky items like old furniture.
“Such bins can also prevent illegal dumping at road junctions, ” he said. Sungai Udang village head Syed Putera Syed Mokhtar said MPK must ensure the lifespan of the bins was extended.
“Before the new bins are used, the base and corners of the bin should be given two coats of anti-rust paint so they will last longer, ” he added.
Taman Bayu Perdana Residents Association vice-chairman G. Mohan said communal bins would help curb unscrupulous individuals from discarding bulk items by the roadside.