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KDEB Waste Management (KDEBWM) contractors cleaning up domestic waste at a residential area in Shah Alam, on July 10, 2021. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

State mulling appointing KDEBWM to manage industrial waste disposal to curb illegal dumpsites

By Diana Abd Wahab

KLANG, May 23 — The state administration plans to appoint KDEB Waste Management (KDEBWM) Sdn Bhd to manage industrial waste if illegal dumping sites remain unresolved.

State executive councillor for local government Ng Sze Han said that the state-owned subsidiary has proper procedures for waste disposal and is believed to be capable of resolving the long-standing issue that has plagued the state.

“The industrial players only appoint contractors without considering whether these contractors are responsible for disposing of industrial waste at authorised disposal sites. This poses a significant challenge.

“Therefore, we hope that the parties involved would pay attention to the waste generated by factories in Selangor,” he said after launching the Workers’ Dormitory Seminar: Supporting Competitive City of Selangor in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Noraini Roslan also supported the proposal should the contractors appointed by the factories continue to disregard the seriousness of the issue.

“If the contractors fail to dispose of industrial waste as directed, one solution is to have KDEBWM manage it since we know that waste is properly disposed of under their supervision,” she said.

She further stated that MPK also regularly inspect the waste disposal confirmation documents before renewing the panel licence issued to industrial parties to address the issue effectively.

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