Selangor Journal

Phase Two of Putrajaya’s recycling innovation centre to be built next year

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 30 — Phase Two of the Recycling Innovation Centre (FIKS), which focuses on domestic and bulk waste processing, will be built next to the first phase in Precinct 20 here next year at a cost of nearly RM50 million.

Alam Flora Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zain Hassan said the second phase will be equipped with incinerator technology and is expected to be operational in 2025, as the Tanjung Dua Belas landfill will no longer be able to receive waste from Putrajaya at that time.

“Phase two is important as whatever comes out from Putrajaya stays in Putrajaya….even when our lorries go to the landfill it will produce carbon, so we want to stop all that,” he told the media after the Waste is Amazing: Upcycling Competition 2022 here today.

Mohd Zain said phase two of the project is now at the Environmental Impact Assessment stage before construction will begin, adding that phase one, which began operations in 2020, can only receive dry waste such as paper, cardboard and plastic, and receives around 80 to 92 tons of paper waste a day produced by residents and commercial concerns.

“In Putrajaya, recycling is high and at the same time, we have several buy-back centres that receive a lot of waste from Putrajaya residents and nearby commercial concerns,” he added.

Meanwhile, Putrajaya Corporation president Datuk Fadlun Mak Ujud said Putrajaya’s current recycling rate is around 16 per cent and is expected to exceed 40 per cent by 2025.

— Bernama

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