The Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing (Act 672) which came into force on 1st September 2011 is Governments’ effort to provide a systematic, coordinated, effective and efficient solid waste management system in Malaysia.

This is done with the adoption and implementation of a new unified standard of waste management and public cleansing throughout the country. Among the key enablers include; distribution of free wheelie bins to all residential and commercial premises, the use of new waste collection vehicles equipped with bin lifter, the use of mechanisation for selected services and a change in the solid waste collection schedule.

In relation to this, SWM Environment (SWM) will implement a new solid waste collection schedule by substituting the 3 times a week collection to the new 2+1 collection schedule. The new changes will see food and organic waste collected two times a week and recyclable materials, bulky and garden waste collected once a week.

All household and organic waste must be placed in wheelie bins provided by SWM and placed on the kerbside on collection days. Household waste placed in non- SWM bins will not be collected as our new compactors are equipped with automated bin lifting system which lift bins mechanically thus, eliminates manual handling of waste and waste bins during the collection process.

Bulky and garden waste along with recyclables must be placed in disposal bags and left on kerbside on the specified collection days. Please ensure all disposal bags are tied properly and do not obstruct our vehicles from doing the collection rounds.

To ensure this effort is carried out effectively, we would like to kindly remind residents to adapt 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Dispose all household food and organic waste into a separate disposal bag (do not mix it with recyclables).

Step 2: All recyclables (plastic containers, plastic bags, aluminium tins, cans, styrofoam containers, glass bottles, tetra paks, paper products) are to be placed into separate disposal bags.

Step 3: All garden waste (dried leaves, twigs, grass cutting, small branches) is to be tied neatly and placed into separate disposal bags and placed on the kerbside along with bulky items on collection day.


Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing (Act 672)

Act 672 was enacted to provide and regulate the management of solid waste and public cleansing for the purpose of maintaining proper sanitation and for matters incidental thereto.

The Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing (Act 672) which came into force on 1st September 2011 is governments’ effort to provide a systematic, coordinated, effective and efficient solid waste management system in Malaysia. Serving as one of the enabler within the scope of the Act, residents have been provided with new wheelie bins with the capacity of 120 liters for residential premises and 240 liters for business premises.

Read more:http://www.sisa.my/cmssite/uploadfile/PERUNDANGAN/ez07030912364557840.pdf

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