KANGAR: When it comes to recycling, undoubtedly many of us are clear about recycling but the extent to which we cultivate this practice in our daily activities.
Drive-Thru Recycle Centre (DTRC) will attract more people to do recycling activities faster and easier by the drive-thru method.
Perlis State EXCO for Housing and Local Government, Azizan Sulaiman officiated the event on April 8, 2021, at Pasar Besar Sena Kangar.
E - Idaman Sdn Bhd (EISB) & Solid Waste Corporation and Public Cleansing (SWCorp) Perlis collaborated with the Perlis State Government and Kangar Municipal Council (MPK), introduced the facility to the community encourage recycling practices.
The SWCorp has increased the recycling rate to 40 % by 2025, the current rate at 30%.
It would be great if the community had the awareness to recycle waste instead of just throwing it away.
Uncontrolled dumping of waste everywhere will increase the cost of solid waste management, especially in landfills, and contribute to environmental pollution and affect the quality of human life, which is disturbed by unpleasant views and smells.
The government spends almost RM1.9 billion a year on solid waste management in Malaysia.
If the positive trend reduction of solid waste generation is maintained, it can also save the country's expenses and contribute to environmental sustainability.
DTRC will also expand and increase the use of solid waste management and public cleansing technologies in ensuring high-quality services and cost-effective management.
The community can generate income through recycling, in line with the third objective of the National Cleanliness Policy, which encourages waste initiatives as a source of income (Waste to Money) towards a circular economy.
DTRC business operating hours from 09.00 am to 03.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) except on public holidays.
Also present were, Chairman of SWCorp Malaysia, Dr. Daroyah Alwi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) SWCorp, Ismail Mokhtar, and Chief Executive Officer E-Idaman Sdn Bhd (CEO), Zaki Abdul Aziz Daud.
On February 21, 2019, the Minister of Housing and Local Government announced the formulation of the National Cleanliness Policy.
The policy is a government initiative to make Malaysia a clean country and create a society that adopts cleanliness to guarantee the well-being of the people and sustainability of the environment.