KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Solid Waste Management and Public Cleaning Corporation (SWCorp) is aiming to set up at least one drive-through recycling centre (DTRC) in each parliamentary constituency in Kuala Lumpur.
Its director Ummi Kalthum Shuib said that it was an effort to make it easier for the public to recycle while also educating the community on how to reduce the amount of garbage sent to the landfill.
“In this regard, we welcome cooperation from private companies, government agencies or worship centres that have space to accommodate a DTRC as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).
“It does not need a big space, just enough to have a path for vehicles, be easy to see and accessible to the public, and be able to accommodate recycling containers,” she told Bernama here yesterday.
She said so far, the service was available in two areas in Bukit Bintang, namely Tiong Nam and Jalan Bunus 6, as well as in Precinct 5 in Putrajaya.
“In Wangsa Maju, we expect to open one at AEON Big in May, and we are still looking for at least nine more locations for DTRC,” she said.
Ummi Kalthum said setting up the DTRC was also part of efforts to increase the national recycling rate to 40% by 2025.
She said the centres accept a variety of materials such as paper, aluminium, ewaste and used cooking oil, with prices ranging from RM0.10 to RM4 per kg depending on the type of material.
Launched on Feb 22, DTRC is the rebranding of SWCorp Buy Back Centre to make it easier for people to recycle and be paid directly in cash.