Friday, 15 June 2012

Taman Megah Flats residents concerned over uncollected bulk waste

BULK waste has not been collected at the Taman Megah Flats, Cheras Phase 3 and Phase 4 since last year and the residents fear it may pose a health hazard.

The residents said the bulk waste such as broken furniture and old mattresses were left by former tenants and outsiders.

Phase 3 management corporation chairman Chen Thiam Choy said bulk waste had not been collected since last year.

“We have complained many times but nothing has been done. The stench is unbearable and there has been several cases of dengue due to mosquitoes breeding at the dumpsite,” he said.

Sorry state: Bulk waste is a common sight around the flats.
Phase 4 management corporation deputy chairman Sharon Wong said they had lodged complaints many times but no action had been taken.

“The contractors collect the rubbish three times a week but not the bulk waste.

Wong said most of the bulk waste was dumped by outsiders.

“They cart the waste here in lorries after midnight. We even stayed up late to try to catch the culprits.

“We have complained many times to the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) but were told it is not their responsibility,” she added.

Serdang MCA complaints bureau chief Allan Liew said illegal dumping was becoming a serious problem in Selangor since early this year.

“Recently, after the state appointed a new contractor to collect rubbish, illegal dumping has become more serious.

“After the council reduced the allocation for contracts, the service has deteriorated,” he said.

“When they try to cut down the cost, the service provided will not be good and the people will suffer.

“I will follow up with MPKj on this case so that action can be taken to stop the illegal dumping,” he added.

Also present was former Balakong assemblyman Datuk Hoh Hee Lee and Serdang MCA chairman Datuk Liew Yuen Keong.-TheStar


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