MPKj sees 50% decrease in number of lorries seized for illegal dumping

One of the two lorries seized by MPKj in an operation in June.

Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) saw a 50% drop in the number of lorries seized for illegal dumping in the first half of the year compared to the corresponding period last year.

In the first six months of 2023, MPKj seized 104 lorries involved in illegal dumping.

Council president Nazli Md Taib said that until June 19 this year, 52 lorries were seized.

“In June, two lorries were seized and vehicle owners were issued compounds under the Waste Collection, Removal and Disposal Bylaw (MPKj) 2007 for polluting the environment.

“The total collected from compounds issued to owners of lorries involved in illegal dumping in the first six months was RM286,000,” he said at MPKj’s full board meeting yesterday.

Twelve lorries were seized in January, with further action seen in February (14 impounded), March (7), April (8) and May (9).

Nazli said MPKj would continue to combat illegal dumping activities to improve residents’ quality of life.

On another matter, Nazli said there had been an increase in the number of fallen trees as the country went through a monsoon transition.

He said the weather transition brought with it heavy rains and thunderstorms, increasing safety risks especially to road users.

“MPKj’s Landscape and Recreational Department recorded 144 fallen trees in May and 97 trees up to June 20.

“The landscape department has identified 68 trees requiring further attention and assessment, which would cost RM196,240, because they are at risk of falling,” he said.

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