Datuk Peter Minos

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) will put up signboards at strategic spots in Samarahan soon to inform the public on its waste collection schedule.

MPKS chairman Datuk Peter Minos said apart from the waste collection schedule, the signboards will include the contact numbers where complains can be directed to if waste collection is not done.

“MPKS is doing this so that members of the public in Samarahan will either call the contractor or MPKS if the collection schedule is not adhered to.

“MPKS will strictly enforce the collection rule, following contract terms between MPKS and its contractors,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Aug 20).

Minos said the basic idea was to improve scavenging services in Samarahan.

“Waste collection is one big issue on the ground and at the residential homes so MPKS wants it done as efficiently as possible.

“If huge cities like Tokyo that I saw last year was so neat and clean – no rubbish around, clean public parks, clean public toilets, clean city drains where fish can survive and so on – why cannot we be so in Samarahan. We can also do it.

“It all depends on efficient municipal services and the culture and habits of the people seeking cleanliness as a way of life,” he added.

Minos also repeated his call to residents to throw their rubbish into the bins provided and not on the roads and streets or into drains or streams.