Solution to illegal dumping problem
THE development order for future projects will include details on the construction of waste disposal sites to curb illegal dumping.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said he would propose that the planning order requirement include this requirement at the next One-Stop Centre meeting.
“There are about 300 hotspots for illegal dumping in Kuala Lumpur and it will only get worse if we do not do something about it.
“The construction of the MRT, demolition of Pekeliling Flats and redevelopment of old buildings, among others, will see an expected increase in construction waste,” he said at the launch of the Sungai Kertas inert waste landfill in Gombak, Selangor.
The landfill is a project under EPP-9 Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley and the first construction and demolition waste material recovery facility plant in Malaysia. The plant is able to process 300 tonnes of waste in an hour.
Ahmad Phesal said Worldwide Holdings, which was managing the landfill, had invested RM3.5mil into the plant. It would recycle tyres, soil garden and other dry-leachable wastes into aggregate and other building materials.
“The plant is expected to process 10,800 tonnes of waste by the end of this year.
“It is a more sustainable method and Worldwide Holdings is willing to invest in plants in the two other inert waste landfills in Dengkil and Kuang, if there is a substantial amount of waste to process.
“The tipping fee for construction waste is RM20 per tonne, soil RM9 per tonne, garden waste RM34 per tonne and tyres at RM23 per tonne.
“We are also looking at the possibility of allowing small contractors to loan Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) lorries for waste-dumping,” he said.
Also present was Worldwide Holdings chief executive officer Norazlina Zakaria.
Ahmad Phesal also announced the closure of the inert landfill in Taman Danau Kota, Setapak
“All waste from the Taman Danau Kota landfill will be channelled to the Sungai Kertas inert waste landfill.
“We are planning to build a recreational park at the site of the Taman Danau Kota landfill and will be clearing the area.
“Several used car dealers are using part of the area and we have given them alternative places to relocate. If they fail to move within the stipulated period, action will be taken against them,” he said.