RESIDENTS of SP3, Saujana Puchong, received 50 new rubbish bins sponsored by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and Worldwide Landfills Sdn Bhd.
SP3 is made up of rows of shops with residents occupying the upper units.
Previously, residents had to dispose of their rubbish in buildings located a distance from the shop-apartments.
To make matters worse, industrial and commercial parties had been using the buildings built specifically for domestic use.
As a result, rubbish and waste in SP3 were being dumped at the side of the road, among other places.
“Now, rubbish bins have been placed at the bottom of each stairwell, making it more convenient for residents to throw their rubbish,” said MPSJ Corporate Planning Department deputy director Muhammad Azli Miswan.
Rubbish would be collected individually from each stairwell by MPSJ.
Muhammad Azli said he hoped that residents would take care of the rubbish bins as they would not be replaced if damaged and that the waste disposal buildings would now be demolished.
MPSJ Environmental Management Department senior assistant director Mohd Hafiz Sharif said while domestic waste disposal was under the responsibility of the council, commercial waste had to be handled by the business owners themselves.
“We have issued a one-week notice to all commercial business operators in SP3 to prepare their own bins,” said Mohd Hafiz.
The waste will be collected by the owner and then disposed of through the use of their own contractors from the MPSJ Industrial and Commercial Waste Contractor Panel.
“A team of officers will monitor the commercial businesses to make sure they comply,” he said.