12 special bins for villages along Sarawak River

One of the areas where roller bins or roro bins need to be placed to dispose wastes from the flood affected houses. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The authorities will provide special roro (roll-on roll-off) bins for 12 villages in Seberang Hilir here to facilitate the removal of large amounts of waste.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi noted that every time floods occur, there will be a pile of rubbish and waste materials from the houses affected.

“When a house is flooded, there will be a lot of faulty equipment or household items which need to be thrown out.

“The people will then leave these items at the roadside for DBKU or Trienekens to collect,” he told reporters during his visit to the SK Matu Baru evacuation centre at Kampung Bintawa Hilir here today.

Dr Abdul Rahman who is also Pantai Damai assemblyman further said several villages had already received the bins on Tuesday.

“However, we couldn’t place the roro bins in other villages at the time due to lack of space as a lot of vehicles were parked at the side of the road during the flood,” he added.

On the same day, Dr Abdul Rahman accompanied by DBKU officials and a team from Trienekens went for a walkabout in the area to identify suitable spaces to place the roro bins.

He also reminded the local community to not throw their waste into the Sarawak River but instead, to throw them into the suitable waste bins.