(File pix) The rubbish piling up along Jalan Kempadang, Kuantan. Pix by Muhammad Asyraf Sawal

RUBBISH dumped illegally along Jalan Kempadang, Kuantan has become an eyesore, and an environmental hazard.

Motorist Zuhairi Abdullah said it seemed as though people dumped rubbish indiscriminately at the vacant spot almost every day.

He said the area was filled with black plastic bags containing domestic waste, discarded wood and other trash.

“I believe the culprits are those living in several residential areas within the vicinity who expect the authorities to remove the rubbish for them.

“I am afraid the illegal dump will become a breeding ground for the Aedes mosquito, leading to a dengue outbreak in the area.

“The Kuantan Municipal Council should send undercover officers to catch the litterbugs,” he said.


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A Kuantan Municipal Council spokesman said garbage collection was not under their administration but the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp).

Pahang SWCorp, when contacted, said it had been informed about rubbish being dumped illegally in the open space.

“We will collect the rubbish and monitor the area to prevent recurrences.

“We also seek the public’s cooperation to dispose of their rubbish properly.”

It will also put up a signboard warning the public not to dump garbage at the spot.

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