Sneaky folk dump problem on unsuspecting neighbours
KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Jalan 25, Desa Jaya, here, are the unwilling stewards of old furniture and garden waste that had been dumped on them in their back lane.
It is a big problem as the rubbish is piled 1.2m high.
A new resident to the neighbourhood, who wished to be known as Leow, said he moved into the neighbourhood about two weeks, only to be welcomed by the unpleasant sight of the rubbish.
He said the dumping of old furniture and garden waste could have been the work of irresponsible neighbours.
"Due to the dry season, the rubbish might catch fire. Meanwhile, the heap will make a great hideout for thieves," said Leow.
He added the rubbish pile also obstructed vehicles from entering the back lane.
He said City Hall should clear the rubbish at once.
"I am a retiree and I can't afford to hire a lorry to cart away the rubbish. I hope City Hall will help to remove the rubbish as an act of goodwill," he said.
"Residents who do not want to pay for the removal of their bulk waste have dumped the burden on us," said Leow.
A Streets visit to the neighbourhood revealed a few "dump sites" where bulk waste had been discarded.
A centralised bulk waste disposal area could help solve the problem, said Leow.