The anti-littering enforcement team of Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh – MBI) is looking for illegal rubbish dumpsters, who fail to discard their domestic garbage properly into trash bins provided by the council. As of May 2021, 82 littering compounds had been issued, amounting to RM67,550.
Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin warned that illegal rubbish dumpsters who are caught red-handed will be issued compounds up to RM2,000 under Provision 12 of the Rubbish Collection and Disposal By-Law (MPI) 1986.
This enforcement comes following numerous complaints received from the appointed city councillor that Kampung Rapat Jaya Tambahan residents continue to irresponsibly discard their garbage despite having a designated rubbish collection area.
The rubbish has piled up since the collection area was established on 7th May, 2021. “It’s disheartening that none of those complaints was from the residents themselves,” Dato’ Rumaizi added.
Rubbish collection days for Kampung Rapat Jaya Tambahan are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday every week. Meanwhile, the illegal dumping pile is only cleared once a month. Today, the pile had to be cleared away by four MBI workers who used an open-top lorry.
“I request residents of Kampung Rapat Jaya Tambahan to cooperate with the Council and appreciate the facilities that have been provided for them. Let’s have a higher sense of responsibility in discarding rubbish and take good care of our community,” he stressed.