MBI Successfully Covers 1552 Illegal Dumping Hot Spots

By- Rosli Mansor

IPOH – The Ipoh City Council (MBI) has successfully covered a total of 1552 illegal dumping hot spots in a phased approach since 2021.

According to a statement, as of July 1, 2023, only 120 illegal dumping hot spots remain unclosed.

The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin stated that there were 1,672 illegal dumping hot spots throughout the MBI administrative area by the end of 2020.

“The program to address the issue of illegal dumping started by introducing free garden and bulk waste collection services in 2021.

“We purchased 17 new open lorries to facilitate this service according to the established schedule.

“The distribution of free trash bins began in 2021, and as of June 30, 2023, a total of 68,850 bins have been distributed according to the Council Member’s zones,” he said.

Furthermore, since 2021, a total of 68,850 brochures on household solid waste management and business premises have been distributed.

From 2021 until June 30, 2023, a total of 569 “No Illegal Dumping” signs have been installed at the illegal dumping hot spots.

“The more stringent and frequent operations of the Anti-Litter Unit have successfully curbed illegal dumping. Until June 30, 2023, 189 compounds totalling RM189,000.00 have been issued, and so far, 59 compound fines worth RM59,000 have been paid.

“The construction of domestic waste collection centres in rural areas has also contributed to reducing illegal dumping hot spots. Currently, 13 collection centres have been built, and waste collection is carried out daily,” he added.

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