MPAJ’s no-rubbish campaign seeing results

MPAJ is on a clean-up spree to eradicate illegal dumpsites within the municipality.

AMPANG Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has cleared away illegally discarded piles of rubbish on road shoulders and near electricity poles in the municipality.

MPAJ Public Relations and Secretariat Division head Norhayati Ahmad, in a statement, said the council found 13 illegal waste dumpsites in the Teratai area and the rubbish was subsequently cleared in January.

Old tyres, wooden pallets, furniture as well as domestic and garden waste were some of the types of waste found at these sites.

She said the efforts were part of the council’s ongoing “Kempen Hari-Hari Tiada Sampah” initiative to clean up the municipality.

“Yellow tape and ‘no littering’ banners were put up at these sites to prevent repeat incidents.

“After the cleaning activities, MPAJ also distributed pamphlets to nearby residents to encourage them to discard rubbish properly,” she said.

Norhayati added that based on the Collection, Removal and Disposal of Garbage MPAJ Bylaws 2007, the council could issue compounds of up to RM1,000 to those disposing of rubbish illegally.

In 2022, MPAJ cleared 109 illegal waste dumpsites and closed seven of those sites, including in Jalan Wangsa 1, Bukit Antarabangsa; Jalan Pertama 5A, Kampung Pandan and Jalan J5, Taman Melawati.

“Residents and owners of business premises are also reminded to provide sufficient covered rubbish bins that should be kept in good condition.

“MPAJ will continue to monitor these identified locations and urge the public to report the matter to the council should they come across similar incidents,” Norhayati said.

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