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Subang Jaya state assemblyman Michelle Ng Mei Sze (centre) and KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Ramli Mohd Tahir (third from right) behind a dump truck after the recycling programme expansion programme at Kabin Majlis Perwakilan Penduduk Zon 3, Subang Jaya, on June 24, 2024. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Subang Jaya expands recycling programme as KDEBWM adds lorries

By Suhaila Shahrul Annuar

SUBANG JAYA, June 24 — The recycling programme organised by the Subang Jaya state constituency will be expanded to 14 more areas starting from July 1 to increase community reach.

Its state assemblyman Michelle Ng Mei Sze said this follows the success of the programme’s first phase, which collected nearly 140,000kg of recyclable items from January until last month.

The second phase, in collaboration with KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd (KDEBWM), will involve the entirety of USJ 1 to USJ 22.

“Previously, the Subang Jaya state constituency had implemented a source separation programme, which was met with a tepid response. After collaborating with KDEBWM, the reach to residents became wider with more frequent collections.

“The first phase of collaboration with KDEBWM involved USJ 12 to USJ 19, as well as PJS 7, PJS 9, and PJS 11. On July 1, it will be expanded to other areas, as the response to the collections has been highly encouraging.

“The collection of recyclable items will be carried out by KDEBWM three times weekly according to the domestic collection schedule of the areas involved. Residents only need to separate recyclable waste into different plastic bags from domestic waste,” she said during a press conference after the programme’s expansion today.

Ng added that recyclable items include plastic, paper, aluminium, and scrap metal, while non-recyclable items include toys, clothes, and polystyrene (styrofoam).

Meanwhile, KDEBWM managing director Datuk Ramli Mohd Tahir said the collection of recyclable items is expected to involve 20,000 houses, with the total collection expected to be between 70,000 and 100,000kg.

“KDEBWM will provide an additional seven to eight lorries that will operate according to the domestic waste collection schedule in the residential areas involved.

“We hope that this expansion will encourage more residents to participate in recycling to help protect the environment and reduce the rate of waste disposal at landfill sites,” he said.

(from left to right) KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Ramli Mohd Tahir and Subang Jaya state assemblyman Michelle Ng Mei Sze at a press conference after the recycling programme expansion programme at Kabin Majlis Perwakilan Penduduk Zon 3, Subang Jaya, on June 24, 2024. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

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