KLANG Municipal Council’s Environmental Services Department has stepped up enforcement action against contractors who dump waste illegally.
The enforcement team nabbed five offenders at different sites across Klang over three days from March 23.Each offender was fined RM1,000 and their lorries were impounded.
The five lorries, ranging from three- to eight-tonne capacity, were impounded for two weeks.
Department director Zaireezal Ahmad Zainuddin said the fees for impounding and towing would add up to RM1,000, so the total each offender would have to pay was RM2,000.
“Aggressive enforcement is being carried out at all hotspots.
“The culprits had dumped construction debris, plastic scraps, shredded rubber and household waste.
“Plainclothes personnel are conducting continuous surveillance and have been successful in nabbing the culprits.
“Illegal dumping is a serious issue and we have implemented a zero-tolerance approach, ” he added.
Zaireezal said illegal dumping had occurred at Lingkaran Sultan Mohamad 1, Bandar Sultan Suleiman, Jalan Sempadan 14, Sungai Serdang, Kapar, Lorong Sungai 10, Taman Kota Jaya, Jalan Selat Selatan 23 and Laguna Park in Pulau Indah.
He said it was important that businesses took responsibility for their waste and ensured that any disposal was contracted to reputable and qualified companies.
“Our strategy now is to sustain and increase enforcement for ongoing operations.
“We have identified certain hotspots to improve operational efficiency and coordinate with MPK’s Enforcement Department.
“We will work closely to cover a wider area, ” he said.