Trienekens is committed in ensuring a smooth waste collection service.

KUCHING: Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd has announced that there will be no changes in the waste collection schedule for Hari Raya and Gawai.

It said on the eves of Hari Raya and Gawai, waste collection services in all relevant areas under Kuching North City Commission (DBKU), Kuching South City Council (MBKS), Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) and Serian District Council (MDS) would be carried out according to the usual schedule – on May 23 and May 31 respectively.

According to Trienekens’ department manager for logistics operations III Halix Kuyong, the company’s operation teams are doubling their collection rounds for a month starting mid-May to ensure that additional waste from the celebrating zones is cleared smoothly and efficiently.

“Waste volume usually increases significantly during festive seasons, therefore, we would like to seek public cooperation to pack their waste properly to prevent spillage. This can help ease the collection process,” said Halix.

In a statement yesterday, Trienekens reminded members of the public to keep their housing areas clean at all times.

They said any additional waste that cannot fit into the wheel bins should be kept inside garbage bags, tied securely and placed next to the wheel bins.

“To prevent unnecessary amount of rain water or leachate, the bins should be closed at all times while soup or gravy from food waste should be drained out before being discarded,” they said.

As a safety measure to curb the spread of Covid-19, they also advised the public not to dispose of their used face masks or gloves indiscriminately.

They said that these used items should be placed inside a plastic bag, tied securely and disposed of into the wheel bin. Residents should also wash their hands thoroughly each time after disposal.

For more information, the public can call Trienekens’ Hotline at 082-612300.