Wanton disposal of food waste into public drains a headache

Yap (back, centre) monitors the flushing of public drains by Padawan Municipal Council workers.

KUCHING: The public, including traders, should act responsibly by properly disposing of plastic and food waste instead of discarding them into public drains.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) chief Wilfred Yap expressed this hope, voicing his disappointment that clogged public drains are usually caused by improper disposal of food and plastic waste.

He said he had recently received a complaint and request for assistance on a clogged public drain in front of the Kota Sentosa Market.

“Following the request for assistance received, the complaint was immediately communicated to Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) and the blocked public drain has been cleared of plastic waste and flushed clean,” he said today (Oct 28).

To ensure that blockage of public drains does not occur again, he requested MPP officers to issue reminders to the business operators to ensure that all food and plastic waste are properly disposed of.

“I hope that the public and traders will be more civic-minded as we all have a common duty to protect our environment.

“A clean and hygienic environment would also attract more customers for the business community,” said Yap, who is also an MPP councillor and Kota Sentosa SUPP chairman.

Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP PCB at 016-7797688 or 082-246999, or directly visit the SUPP Head Office to request assistance.