Posted: 27 Jan 2012 08:41 AM PST
Article in SJ Echo - RM1K fine for illegal dumping
Eyesore...Hannah with MPSJ councilors and urban services department staff looking at one of the dumping spots in USJ2
SUBANG JAYA: RESIDENTS who are in the habit of dumping their rubbish indiscriminately along the roads will find themselves RM1,000 poorer if they are caught in the act.
ADUN Subang Jaya Hannah Yeoh said those caught in the act would have to face the music since all efforts by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council to deter such irresponsible behaviour had failed to stem the worsening problem of indiscriminate dumping.
"I urge residents to be more civic conscious and to dispose of their rubbish properly. Don't just throw it anywhere you like."
"If you see your neighbour dumping their rubbish improperly, advise them. If they still do it, call MPSJ for them to take action," she said during a press conference held in USJ2 to highlight the worsening problem.
Residents who have bulky waste to dispose of or for those who wish to lodge complaints can call the council's urban services department hotline at 03-8026 7431 (during office hours) or call MPSJ's main hotline at 03-5637 6545 (24 hours).
Posted: 27 Jan 2012 08:32 AM PST
Article in SJ Echo - What a Lot of Rubbish!
Indiscriminate dumping of rubbish at its worst in affluent neighbourhood of Subang Jaya
SUBANG JAYA: THE CONTINUOUS indiscriminate dumping of rubbish by residents of Subang Jaya and the nonchalant attitude of the Subang Jaya Municipal Council in addressing it has earned the wrath of ADUN Subang Jaya Hannah Yeoh.
Despite it being the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Hannah took to the areas most affected in USJ to look at the situation on the ground with MPSJ councilors Dr KM Loi and Rajiv Rishyakaran, together with officials from MPSJ's urban services department.
The situation along Jalan USJ11/3 was bad, with rubbish piled up along the roads, spaced out between every two trees along the stretch.
"It is crucial for MPSJ YDP Dato' Asmawi Kasbi to address this problem. This area is the closest to the council's location and yet it happens, right at their doorstep."
"He (Asmawi) should turun padang to see the problems for himself. Two 3ton lorries to pick up bulky waste and garden refuse is not enough to cater to the whole municipality," she said.
Hannah said MPSJ needs to mobilise more resources to address this issue and not just turn a blind eye.
"The pattern starts with garden waste bags being placed along the roadside by MPSJ contractors. Uncollected, these bags of grass or leaves attract residents to add on to the pile with their own rubbish."
"Rubbish is piling up everywhere and it appears to be at its worse in affluent areas like USJ4, USJ5 and USJ11," she said, adding that homeowners also needed to be more considerate and refrain from dumping their rubbish everywhere.
Hannah who stopped to ask a security guard at USJ11/3 was told by the guard on duty that domestic maids from the houses were the culprits, dumping rubbish along the road junctions and at the trees.
She said MPSJ had started a pilot project in USJ2 by placing bulky waste bins for residents to dispose of their rubbish at designated spots.
"This is to gauge the volume of rubbish and costings before we will consider extending it all over Subang Jaya as one of several measures to address this nagging problem," she added.
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