It’s been announced that households need to prepare themselves for the mandatory practice of separating garbage effective September this year.
It was announced end of last year that there will be separation of garbage from this year and recently, it was mentioned again to help the public become aware of this in order for them to prepare for it.
The rule will start September 2015 and a maximum compound of RM1,000 would be imposed on errant households by 2016. According to Solid Waste and Solid Cleansing Management Corp (SWCorp) chief executive officer Datuk Ab Rahim Md Noor, he said that water isolation will involve the disposal of food waste for the first two days of collection every week and the third day collection is for recyclable garbage.
A specific company has been appointed to collect garbage in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah and Perlis. The company will also observe and note down any household who do not adhere to the rule.
Beginning this September, each household must separate their recyclable items in separate transparent plastic bags while regular wastes (organic waste) such as food is to be placed into plastic bags.
The food waste bags have to be thrown into the wheelie-bins while the transparent bags with recyclable items should be placed at the side of the bin along with any bulk waste.
Source: The Star