Those who fail to use wheeled rubbish bins will be fined
JOHOR BARU: Residents who refuse to use the wheeled rubbish bins provided by SWM Environment Sdn Bhd will be issue a compound once the company is privatised on Sept 1.
SWM general manager Adnan Ibrahim said the use of different bins would make it difficult for the company to collect waste as they are not compatible with the company's dumpsters.
"We hope the public will use the bins that are provided so that we can collect the waste more efficiently.
"As a start, we will inform the public that if they use a different bin and if they ignore a notice from SWM or the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corp (PPSPPA), a compound will be issued," he said.
Adnan said this during a briefing on Act 672 that was also attended by SWM executive director Dr Uzir Abdul Malik and Johor SWM manager Lim Cheng Cheng.
In another development, Adnan said the company will implement the concession agreements in stages with the various local councils including Seremban Municipal Council, Malacca Historical City Council, Johor Baru City Council and Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council this year.
"The agreement is for a period of 22 years and the service will be expanded to another eight councils in 2013 and to all 27 local councils tied to SWM, by 2014," said Adnan.