Tuesday July 17, 2012
Free bins for Shah Alam folk
By JAROD LIM
Photo by MUHAMMAD SYAMIL JOHAR
SHAH Alam Section 10 and 11 residents embraced a cleaner and greener environment when the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) gave each household a disposal bin during Clean Zone Day.
The event, attended by some 1,000 residents, was aimed at fostering a better relationship between the residents and MBSA, and to create a cleaner neighbourhood.
Shah Alam mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan said the state government played an important role in ensuring waste disposal services remained at a satisfactory level in their area.
“Today, we have provided new compactor lorries and given out 1,700 disposal bins as part of an effort to enhance waste collection service,” he said.
“The state government has distributed the 120-litre bins contributed by Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB) to houses, schools and surau to increase the efficiency in collecting waste,” he said.
The event that was held at the recreational field in Jalan Kurung was packed with activities.
There were public safety talks by crime analyst Kamal Affendi, booth exhibition on the role of the police in ensuring a safe and harmonious neighbourhood as well as health checks by KPJ Selangor.
The mayor also said he received a lot of complaints from the residents on the unhygienic state in certain areas in Shah Alam.
“With the new bins and compactor lorries, stench and leaking leachate from broken bins will be a thing of the past. Now, residents can breathe easy,” he said.
In a move to instill schoolchildren with the spirit of conserving and preserving the environment, MBSA will be giving out 200 books titled Adam and Ruby, The Recycle Bins for each school in the council’s jurisdiction.
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who was present at the event, said the distribution of disposal bins to residents and community buildings would help ease the burden of local authorities.
“The distribution of bins had saved millions of ringgit each year from waste disposal management.
“The bins cost around RM200,000 and this measure will definitely help in better waste management and cleaner environment,” he said.