In a press conference today, KDEB Waste Management (KDEBWM) announced that there will be a disruption in the operation of solid waste collection involving several locations affected by floods, especially in several areas in Klang, Shah Alam, Kajang, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Sepang, and Kuala Langat.
Therefore, KDEBWM says there will be delays in domestic and bulk garbage collection works added with difficulties caused due to closed areas and some lorries suffering damages during the disaster.
“We mobilised more than 70% or 832 units of assets such as Armroll/RORO lorries to do bulk cleaning and Compactor lorries for domestic collection in the affected areas. Other assets such as the High-Pressure Water Jetter will also be used if necessary.”
Nearly 2,000 manpower/crew are mobilised and all operations teams are to focus on completing the bulk collection in the areas affected.
Priority is on cleanup in the affected areas and KDEBWM aims for post-flood clean-up work to be completed by Friday, December 24.
“To launch the collection in the unaffected areas, we advise and request residents to place domestic waste in bins or rubbish bins while bulk rubbish in front of the house or in the Roll-On-Roll-Off (RORO) bins provided.
“Also, KDEBWM advises the public to contact the KDEBWM local complaints line for any complaints of delays or dropouts in solid waste collection. KDEBWM Local Complaints Line: Phone: 019-375 9592, 019-375 3980, Whatsapp: 019-2742824.
Work will be carried out gradually and may take some time to complete as some roads to the landfill are still closed due to floods causing the delivery process to the landfill to be delayed. However, KDEBWM and the State Government will resolve this issue.
“KDEBWM also hopes that the Action Plan outlined above will be able to help resolve the issue of cleaning up solid waste collection faced by the residents of Selangor who were affected by this flood disaster.”