KUCHING: Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd will be placing Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) containers throughout the city in designated areas to facilitate household waste disposal.
Trienekens said it is seeking the public’s patience and understanding as waste collection services across the city under the municipalities of the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU), Kuching South City Council (MBKS) and Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) have been severely affected following quarantine orders and movement restrictions of its employees.
“In addressing these manpower issues, several teams are currently working on double shifts including on Sundays to cover waste collection services throughout the city which has been affected since early June. We have also been employing contract and temporary workers to cover affected teams.
“After the first reported case on June 1, several more positive cases involving the employees were reported causing further disruption to waste collection services.
“A total of 17 employees from the company’s Kuching Logistics and Services Division have tested positive for Covid-19 while more than 60, equaling to 40 percent of the company’s workforce, are under quarantine,” it said in a statement today (June 16).
Trienekens said the waste collection services in most areas will also be temporarily re-scheduled to once a week instead of twice a week until the situation improves.
Meanwhile, Trienekens’ Logistics Operations Department manager Mason Barau appealed to members of the public to extend a helping hand by reducing their waste whenever possible.
The public are also advised to utilise the provided RoRo containers and to ensure that their waste are tightly packed to avoid spillage.
“Please bear with us as we strive to address the collection issues during this unprecedented and challenging time.
“We hope that our collection services will stablise within three to four weeks as our staff are gradually released from quarantine,” Mason said.
The RoRo containers will be available for public use at the following locations effective from today (June 17):
- Bandar Baru Semariang Commercial Area (Near H&L)
- Lorong Astana 7, Kampung Tupong
- Lorong Datuk Ajibah Abol 21 (near Surau Bandarshah)
- Sungai Maong Market, Bin Centre
- Lorong Sim Kheng Hong 5, Opposite Kenyalang Theatre
- Lorong Song 3G
- Hui Sing Commercial Area (behind Unaco)
- Tabuan Laru, Recycling Centre
- Kampung Paroh, Jalan Sejijak
- Lorong 7, Jalan Belatok, Taman Malihah
- Balai Raya Desa Wira, Lorong 20, Taman Desa Wira
- Jalan Kampung Segedup (near the mosque)