MUST-HAVE:The Automatic Vehicle Locating System device will monitor the vehicle’s movement
ALL the 32 garbage collection contractors servicing the Petaling Jaya city will be required to install a tracking device on their compactors soon.
The tracking device, called Automatic Vehicle Locating System (AVLS), will enable Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to monitor the garbage collection in each of the contractors' designated zones and ensure that the rubbish collection is done as scheduled.
Announcing this at the MBPJ headquarters yesterday, mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman said the council is making it compulsory for each of the servicing compactors to be installed with AVLS, which uses the global positioning system (GPS), to track the compactors' movement in real-time and monitor them from a control room in MBPJ.
He said the council is running a trial run of the device in two of the servicing compactors in the city and was pleased with the results. It is expected that all compactors would have the AVLS installed by next month.
"The system will help us manage solid waste management better," he said.
Roslan said the contractors will be charged RM90 monthly for the tracking service.
He said the council has been persistent in ensuring that the waste management services in Petaling Jaya are operating efficiently with no further complaints from residents.
"As we have managed to handle the uncollected rubbish issues, we hardly get calls regarding the matter now. We hope that things would be much better by next month."
According to Roslan, an average of 450 tonnes of rubbish are collected daily from the city.
Currently, all domestic waste collected will either be sent to the Jeram landfill or to the transfer station in Section 20, Shah Alam, while inert waste will be disposed of at the Kuang landfill.