CLEAN: The town council’s pilot project is aimed at better waste management and preventing illegal dumping
LEDANG: IN a move to have a clean town, 420 mobile garbage bins were distributed to business premise and house owners living in Tangkak, here.
Tangkak Municipal Council president Ab Han Ramin said the distribution of the bins was to increase awareness among the public on the proper way to dispose of solid waste.
"With the council's vision to become a developed and well-known municipal by 2015, Tangkak was chosen as the town in which to implement the pilot project for better waste management.
"It is also to prevent illegal dumping," he said.
He said the mobile bins are durable and environment-friendly.
This makes them a suitable choice for members of the public to make their environment clean and beautiful.
Ab Han said those wishing to receive the bins would only need to sign an acceptance form besides presenting a utility or an assessment bill.
He said each bin has an area code number to prevent overlapping or exchange of the bins. It would also make tracking easier based on a database under the Southern Waste Management Environment Sdn Bhd (SWM).
"At the initial stage, the bins are by business premises on several main roads including Jalan Solok, Jalan Muar, Jalan Payamas and Jalan Sialang," he said during a programme called Gerak Mesra Zon Bandar Tangkak 2013.
In the programme, new garbage bins were also placed at the Tangkak taxi and bus stands.
The council programme was carried out in collaboration with the Solid Waste and Sanitary Management Board (PPSPPA) and SWM.
The programme was launched by Tangkak state assemblyman, Goh Tee Tee.
"I hope that the public would give its cooperation on the pilot project for systematic waste management and recycle more of their waste.
Also present was PPSPPA Malacca director Zainuddin Abdul Samad.
SOURCE: NST STREETS JOHOR, MARCH 13, 2013