Wilfred Yap calls to the public to call the councils if they saw illegal rubbish dumping

SUPP Public Complaints Bureau (SPCB) Chief, Wilfred Yap was recently approached by the residents of  a few housing estates off Jalan Stutong Baru who complained to him about an illegal rubbish dump by the road side of Lorong Lapangan Terbang 5K.

Following the complaints received, Wilfred Yap immediately met up with the residents and went to inspect the illegal dumping site. During discussions, the residents also requested for MBKS to set up a bulk rubbish collection center as they feel that the setting up of such a center will help in reducing the indiscriminate disposal of bulky rubbish.

The problem of the illegal rubbish dump was communicated to Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan (MBKS) and MBKS was requested to quickly and urgently resolve the problem of the illegal rubbish dump which was  unsightly and  smelly.  MBKS have now cleared the illegal rubbish dump by the road side of Lorong Lapangan Terbang 5K.

SUPP PCB Chief Wilfred Yap hopes that the public is aware that illegally dumped rubbish costs rate payers a lot of money each year in removal charges. Instead of dumping rubbish illegally, anyone who needs to dispose bulk rubbish should contact Trienekens @ (082) 612300 for their rates and charges.

At the same time, Wilfred Yap would like to encourage the public to play their role by assisting MBKS through reporting or lodging a complaint if they see anyone illegally dumping rubbish by the roadside. The public can report to MBKS the offenders who dispose rubbish illegally by giving MBKS information such as the registration number of the offender’s vehicle, location, date, time, description of rubbish and description of offender. A photo of the offender of illegal rubbish dumping taken from a hand phone will be very effective in identifying the offender.

SUPP PCB is always ready to highlight and try to resolve issues of public interest affecting the community through the relevant authorities. SPCB is also ever ready to lend a helping hand to anyone facing problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it. Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance.