Home decor outlet caught dumping old furniture in Klang


BLUR LORRY NUMBER MBDK Environmental Services Department senior administration staff Mohamad Azmir Agelan (left) checks with Enforcement officer Mohd Faizal Jamil at the council yard at Jalan Lembaga Bandaran.

WORKERS of a Kuala Lumpur home decor outlet who were caught on camera illegally dumping furniture in Klang had their truck seized.

They were seen by a passer-by removing old sofas, mattresses and wooden boxes from their truck and dumping them along Jalan Sungai Nibong, Rantau Panjang.

Klang Royal City Council (MBDK) Environmental Services Department director Zaireezal Ahmad Zainuddin said, “We are thankful to the witness for lodging a complaint and giving us footage of the unscrupulous act.”

He said the incident on Feb 3 saw quick response from the department’s investigation officer, which led to the truck driver admitting to the dumping.

“Our department has removed the furniture and disposed of the items at the Jeram landfill in Kuala Selangor,” said Zaireezal.

He said his department took action under the Garbage Collection, Removal and Disposal Council By-law (MPK) 2007.

The penalty is a fine of RM1,000 with daily depot fee of RM50 charged for the impounded vehicle while the fee for bulk waste removal is estimated at RM1,000 to RM2,000.

Zaireezal: We will not tolerate actions that mar the city’s image.Zaireezal: We will not tolerate actions that mar the city’s image.“On average, the offender has to pay RM4,000,” said Zaireezal.

“Under the Clean City Campaign 2024, MBDK is going all out to stop illegal dumping and we will issue the maximum penalty.

“We will not tolerate actions that mar the image of the city,” he said.

He added that MBDK nabbed three other lorry drivers last month for illegal dumping.

Zaireezal reminded the people that MBDK offered free bulk waste collection service twice a week for residents.

“On top of that, recyclable items are collected on Fridays.”

However, he said businesses were not eligible for free bulk waste collection.

“Business owners must hire large bins from MBDK to dispose of bulk items or industrial waste,” he said.

Last year, the then Klang Municipal Council (MPK) forked out RM2,108,275 to clear more than 55 tonnes of bulk waste.

For details on the free bulk waste collection service, call MBDK environmental assistant officer Nurul Hidayu Aziz at 012-924 9060.

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