Four Klang businesses compounded for improper rubbish disposal

Zaireezal (left, in green vest) and MPK officers checking on the indiscriminate dumping of rubbish outside business premises in Lorong Gedung Nenas and its immediate area off Jalan Pasar, Klang.

FOUR business owners at Lorong Gedung Nenas and the area off Jalan Pasar in Klang received compounds for indiscriminate dumping of rubbish outside their premises yesterday.

Another business owner was given a notice to improve cleanliness.

The crackdown is part of Klang Municipal Council’s (MPK) ongoing Ops Bersih to ensure proper disposal of rubbish in back lanes.

MPK Environmental Services Department director Zaireezal Ahmad Zainuddin, who led the three-hour enforcement operation in the area, said the council would no longer be lenient when it came to this issue.

Business owners, he said, must ensure the rubbish bins outside their premises were secured properly to prevent spillage.

“Owners of businesses need to make sure their bins are not overfilled until the rubbish spills onto the back lanes.

“Their bins must also not be broken.

“We want the rubbish tied up properly in garbage bags before they are put into the bins,” he said after the operation, which saw the department’s enforcement unit check the cleanliness in the back lanes.

A team of seven, including four enforcement officers and area supervisors, also checked 10 business premises.

Those issued compounds under the council’s Garbage Collection, Removal and Disposal By-law 2007 face a RM500 fine each.

Zaireezal said rubbish dumped on the road and overflowing bins could end up as an eyesore or become a hygiene issue.

He also complained that rubbish in single-use plastic bags left on the road were torn up by stray dogs, leaving a big mess.

“Our workers have to be called in to clean up and this takes the cleaning contractors away from other jobs such as road sweeping or cleaning drains.”

The supervisor for the Jalan Pasar area said he would conduct spot checks on the back lanes every two weeks to ensure the rubbish was properly disposed of.

“If the shopowners fail to comply, we will issue compounds with no appeal allowed,” he added.

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