SELAYANG Municipal Council (MPS) seized five lorries carrying construction waste and rubbish, suspected to be involved in illegal rubbish dumping activities.
In a statement, MPS president Shamsul Shahril Badliza Mohd Noor said two lorries were seized from Kampung Sungai Chinchin by its enforcement patrol unit on Feb 4.
He explained that the patrol unit stopped the first lorry after it was spotted heading towards an illegal dumpsite while the second lorry was found unloading at the site, Lot 1414.
“The driver of the second lorry said he was doing land reclamation activity, ” he said.
“On the same day, a lorry carrying waste was stopped after it was seen heading towards an illegal dumpsite in Kampung Sungai Pusu.
“Another lorry was seized from that illegal dumpsite in Kampung Sungai Pusu on Feb 8.
“The fifth lorry was stopped near a forest at M Aruna Apartments, Bandar Country Homes.
“All lorries have been sent to MPS’ depot in Rawang, where they will be kept for 30 days before being allowed to be claimed. Their owners were given RM1,000 compound each, as per the Refuse Collection, Removal and Disposal (MPS) 2007 by-law, ” he added.
He warned that MPS would take stern action according to the law and called for the public to report any illegal dumping activities in their area.