Take action against illegal refuse disposal sites, PJ Municipal Council told

PETALING JAYA, NOV 6: Nearly 500 residents of Taman Desaria, Kelana Jaya have to endure the strong smell coming from an illegal refuse disposal site everyday. It is believed that the site is located less than 100 metres from their houses.

The said site is located near the Sungai Penchala riverbank and it is believed that it has been operating for a month and that it has been frequented by nearly 30 waste vehicles.

According to the Zone 24 council member of Petaling Jaya Municipal Council, Azman Yusof, the one who is responsible to open up the site is believed to have disposed off the garbage by fire in the evening thereby causing unbearable smell.

The garbage trucks are also known to have frequented the place at night to avoid suspicion by the authority.

‘The residents, especially the elderly are terribly disturbed by the smell which could jeopardise their health.’

‘I urge that immediate action be taken so that the illegal disposal site be closed down’, he said.

Kelana Jaya MP, Loh Gwo-Burne alleged that the site belonged to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and he hoped that TNB would take necessary action to solve the issue.

Gwo-Burne said when he went to the site after having received the complaint from the Taman Desaria PJS 5 residents.
‘We hope that TNB could cooperate to solve this problem as the land belongs to it’, he added.

He also urged the PJ Municipal Council to close down the site.

Also present was Seri Setia State Assemblyman, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and a group of enforcement officers from PJ Municipal Council.

According to Nik Azmi, residents are encouraged to cooperate with PJ Municipal Council by providing information on the garbage trucks that frequent the site.

It is hoped that it could be done so that appropriate action could be taken against them.

‘We hope that identification of the refuse vehicles through their registration number could be made at the PJ Municipal Council database.’

‘If they are registered under PJ Municipal Council, then immediate action could be taken against them’, he concluded.

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