Automated drive-through recycling kiosk opens in Manjoi

The Trash4Cash drive-through recycling kiosk at Padang Lintau, Manjoi.

PERAK’s first drive-through recycling kiosk is now operational.

Located at Padang Lintau in Manjoi, Ipoh, the Trash4Cash kiosk will see folk being rewarded for sending in recyclables.

Among the items accepted are aluminium cans, plastic containers, cardboard boxes, paper, electronic waste and used cooking oil.

Those keen on sending in their recyclables should download the Trash4Cash mobile app first so that they can be paid accordingly for their efforts.

Alternatively, they can write their names and contact number on a sticker provided at the kiosk to be pasted on the recyclables.

Payments here will follow the market rate.

Used cooking oil is RM2.50 per kg, aluminium cans RM2.30 per kg, plastic containers 40sen per kg, old newspapers 35sen per kg and cardboard boxes 25sen per kg.

An air-conditioner compressor is RM7 per unit, LCD television RM5 per unit, washing machine RM7 per unit and notebook or laptop RM2.50 per unit.

The kiosk is open 24 hours daily.

Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said the kiosk – the first in the country to use digital application and solar power – was a public-private partnership between Ipoh City Council and Majuperak Utilities Management Sdn Bhd (MUMSB).

“The kiosk was set up in line with the ‘Green and Digital Technology’ era and our vision to become a smart green city by 2030.

“The recyclable collection service actually started in 2020 and went through several enhancement phases, adding value and making a positive impact on the city council’s solid waste management,” he said after launching the kiosk.

“The city council has also decided to use the Trash4Cash app to collect recyclables from door to door.

“Residents and industries can request for the collection service through the mobile app or call 019-472 9020,” he said, adding that the app would be used to develop other related facilities in the future.

Rumaizi said some non-governmental organisations had attempted to run a similar concept of rewarding people for recycling but these efforts did not last long due to high maintenance and operational costs.

To ensure the Trash4cash service would remain operational, he said the city council would work closely with MUMSB.

“With government intervention, we can think of giving subsidies to ensure the service continues,” he added.

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