RESIDENTS in Taman Setia, Klang, are fed up with the never-ending problem of illegal rubbish dumping in their neighbourhood.
Old mattresses, sofas, cardboard boxes, broken furniture and household waste are dumped on road corners and on two plots of land that are choked with undergrowth.
Taman Setia Residents Association (Tasra) secretary K. Jayandra is convinced that the bulk waste routinely dumped on the two plots of land is by individuals from outside the neighbourhood.
“One vacant plot of land is sandwiched between Jalan Mastika and Jalan Nilam while the other is between the back alley parallel to Lorong Dato Amar and Solok Nilam.
“They usually dump the rubbish in the afternoons and late nights, and this is causing an unsightly mess, ” he said.
He added that this problem had been going on for about five years.
Jayandra said Klang Municipal Council’s (MPK) Environmental Services Department had cleared the mess from time to time.
But for some months, he added, they had to also deal with illegal dumping of household waste on road corners.
Jayandra claimed that irresponsible people around the area were the culprits behind the sporadic dumping of household waste at the intersection of Jalan Dato Amar and Solok Nilam and other rubbish along the residential roads.
“We need this thoughtless behaviour to stop, ” he said.
Resident M. Sivaguru said household waste including broken furniture were dumped at the intersection of Jalan Dato Amar and Solok Nilam almost every week.
He said the residents had appealed to MPK to clean up the two vacant plots of land.
“The owners of the land did not take reasonable action to keep trespassers out and this has created a nuisance.
“We need MPK’s help to remove the bulk waste and clean up the premises, ” he added.
On other problems in Taman Setia, Sivaguru said the trees along the drain in Solok Nilam should be cut down as the roots were damaging the culvert.
Jayandra, meanwhile, urged Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd (KDEB) Waste Management Sdn Bhd to ensure its appointed private contractors cleaned all drains measuring up to one-metre width, according to the two-week rotation in the schedule.
“Monsoon drains, however, come under MPK’s purview and we hope the local council will desilt the one along Solok Nilam and the back alley of Jalan Nilam, ” he said.
MPK Environmental Services Department director Zaireezal Ahmad Zainuddin said he would work with the residents to resolve the matter.
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