FOR a few months now, a dirt road behind the residential area of Bandar Kinrara 5 in Puchong has been drawing morning walkers.
However, hikers recently found the place littered with hundreds of mineral water bottles, empty cans and beverage sachets.
Instead of the fresh smell of morning air, the entire area is now clouded with the nauseating stench from the strewn rubbish.
“It is clear this place has become a spot for illegal dumping, ” said Subang MCA chief Lawrence Chiew, who was alerted to the problem by a hiker.
During a site visit, Chiew said the rubbish had been thrown down a steep slope that ended at a stagnant pond some 15m below.
“The rubbish was thrown over a very large area that could easily cover two basketball courts.
“Judging from the litter, I suspect the culprits are most likely food and beverage operators, ” he said.
As the rubbish is scattered over a steep terrain, Chiew does not recommend for volunteers to organise a clean-up session, to prevent untoward incidents.
Discovered a few months ago by morning walkers in the area, the 6km dirt road is accessible via Jalan BK 5B/5 and runs parallel to Jalan BK 5B/1 and Jalan BK 5B/1E. It leads to an opening to Jalan Kinrara 6.
“I urge Subang Jaya City Council to take action before this place becomes a regular dumping spot for rubbish.
“Barriers must be put up to prevent the entry of tippers into this road.
“I also hope the council can send a team to clean up so that the area can be restored to its original state, ” said Chiew.