Waste management company offers to clean up areas affected by floods

WASTE management concessionaire SWM Environment Sdn Bhd is offering its services to the local authorities if there is a need for clean-up services in flood-prone areas of Johor.

The concessionaire’s corporate general manager Mohd Norlisam Mohd Nordin said it would also ensure that the drains within its jurisdiction would be cleaned according to schedule.

He said SWM Environment would assist in any flood operations needed by the local authorities and the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp), as part of its corporate social responsibilities.

“This includes post-flood cleanups using water jets and ultra-whack (suction truck) as well as providing rubbish bins and waste collection services at temporary flood relief centres.

“Households in flood-prone areas are reminded to place their wheeled rubbish bins in their home compound in the event of floods, to prevent them from floating away with the floodwaters,” he said.

Mohd Norlisam said this after attending a campaign against single-use plastic bags at Aeon Mall in Kulai.

He said households that lost their bins in the floods should lodge a police report to get a replacement bin.

He also advised the public to properly discard solid waste into the wheeled rubbish bins, especially during the rainy season, to prevent the waste from collecting rainwater.

“People must refrain from throwing their rubbish everywhere as this can clog the drains and result in flash floods,” he added.

Meanwhile, Kulai Municipal Council president Natazha Hariss said the council would monitor several flood-prone areas in the municipality such as Taman Aman in Senai as well as Sengkang, which has old housing areas with new developments.

“We are making sure that the ditches and monsoon drains are well-maintained.

“The council also meets up with the contractors of the Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double tracking rail project monthly to keep tabs on the progress and ensure the drainage is not affected,” he said.

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