Move to replace rubbish bins in KL and Putrajaya kicking off in March


Federal Territories SWCorp’s rubbish bin replacement programme in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya is being implemented in phases. — Courtesy of SWCorp

FEDERAL Territories Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) will be implementing a rubbish bin replacement programme in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya starting next month.

The programme would involve landed residences, high-rise and commercial properties in areas where rubbish or solid waste collection service fall under Federal Territories SWCorp’s purview.

“The replacement exercise will be carried out by the government appointed concessionaire Alam Flora Sdn Bhd,” Federal Territories SWCorp director Ummi Kalthum Shuib said in a statement.

“The bins that will be replaced are those provided by the government in 2018 or the preceding years,” she said.

A total of 113,245 units in Kuala Lumpur and 5,060 units in Putrajaya are to be replaced.

The bin sizes consist of 120L mobile garbage bins (MGB) for landed premises, 240L MGB for commercial premises and 660L MGB for strata residential properties.

While the bin replacement programme would be fully implemented in phases from March, Ummi Kalthum said the initiative involving 120L MGB had begun in two areas with 717 bins replaced in Bukit Damansara and 129 bins in Taman Maluri in Kuala Lumpur.

“The rubbish bin replacement programme is also available for property owners who filed complaints about damaged or lost bins, through SWCorp’s complaint system.

“Those wanting a replacement for lost bins must first lodge a police report about the loss and submit a copy of the report to Alam Flora when collecting the replacement unit,” she said.

She reminded residents, building owners and strata building management bodies to practise waste separation, as mandated under the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act 2007 (Act 672), failing which they might be fined up to RM1,000.

Ummi Kalthum said practising waste separation and recycling would help reduce the amount of wastes sent to landfills.

She urged property owners to take good care of the bins provided by the government.

An SWCorp official estimated that one 120L bin costs about RM100.

Any reports and complaints can be sent via swcorp.spab.gov.my, call 1-800-88-7472/ 03-2245 9292 or email to wp@swcorp.my

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