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An Ipoh Echo reader gave her view for the article entitled ‘2,650 Free Bins Distributed to Five Ipoh City Council Areas’. We think it’s insightful and worth sharing. So check it out below:

I am pleased to learn that Ipoh City Council has supplied garbage bins to each household. I only hope that the house owners will honour their duty to dispose of their garbage according to the disposal policy.

I do not live in Ipoh but in Calgary, Canada. Each resident is supplied with a Black Bin for garbage, Green Bin for decomposed materials such as tree branches, leaves, home discarded veg, tea leaves, meat, and bones to name a few. The Blue Bin is for recycling papers, tins, bottles, plastics, etc.

Pamphlets with pictures and instructions on what are to be in what bins. Resident Addresses are written on the containers of each.

If the bins are abused and materials are not disposed of as per policy, this can be reported and the homeowners will have a fine. We all want to live in a clean city and environment and it is up to the individual to be educated. There is an option to have a homeowner to be reminded of the days of collections e.g. My Black Bin garbage will be picked in my district on Thursday. Green and Blue Bin contents will be picked up on Friday. All information on the contents of each bin is available on the city website if one is not sure.

Paint in tins in 1 gallon to 5 gallons, oil, and batteries to be taken to the fire stations for disposal.

It is time that the Malaysian Government and the Government of each State to spend the taxpayers’ money in a positive structure to keep the environment clean and healthy.

BTW, I would like to see Public Washrooms or Toilets clean and free to visitors. This is important to me because I am a retired nurse and Singapore is a good example to keep their country clean in all departments. I would like to see Malaysia improve the cleanliness of public toilets in stores and shopping malls to be mandatory.

Keep up the good work Council. I like to smell fresh air instead of the stench of garbage on my next return visit to my family.

Thank you for your hard work.

by Mee Wan Loh

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