Recycling pilot project targets high-rise homes in Shah Alam

(From second left) Zamani, Rodziah and Aranols launching the pilot project by placing recyclable waste into a recycling bin. The bins will be distributed to participating strata housing properties in Shah Alam.

THE Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) is embarking on a strata housing collection and recycling pilot project in Shah Alam, in collaboration with two partners.

MBSA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nestle Malaysia and KPT Recycle in launching the recycling programme, which will be implemented at selected high-rise residential buildings in the city council’s jurisdiction.

“The programme involves selected strata housing properties in Sections 18 and 24, based on their collection zones,” MBSA’s Corporate and Public Relations Division said in a statement.

“The collection date and time for each zone will be either once a week or when the bins are full.

“Nestle Malaysia is providing specially designed bins with three-tonne capacity each for the programme.

“Residents only need to separate their dry recyclables such as paper, plastic, aluminium and glass, then place them in the bins according to their respective categories.”

The statement added that the initiative was part of efforts to encourage residents to practise recycling as a daily habit, in line with making Shah Alam a “zero waste city” by 2030.

The MOU was signed by Shah Alam mayor Datuk Zamani Ahmad Mansor, Nestle (M) Bhd chief executive officer Juan Aranols and KPT Recycle Sdn Bhd director Lee Chay Chen.

KPT Recycle is the partner that handles the collection process.

Also present were Selangor housing, urban wellbeing and entrepreneur development committee chairman Rodziah Ismail, Nestle group corporate affairs executive director Datuk Adnan Pawanteh and KPT Recycle project manager Keng Zi Xiang.

Meanwhile, Aranols said this marked the company’s pilot project to provide recycling collection for high-rise residential properties, after successful initiatives in landed housing communities in Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya.

“We hope to engage with participating residents to make recycling accessible for high-density residential buildings and encourage good recycling habits.

“Findings from this pilot project will enable us to further expand the programme to other strata communities in Shah Alam.

“This is in line with our target to collect up to 25 tonnes of recyclables per month by 2022, contributing to our vision that none of our packaging ends up in landfills or as litter,” he added.

Leaflets will be distributed to the 540 participating households to educate them on the types of recyclable materials, steps to recycle and household waste recycling process.

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