The Shah Alam City Council distributed 1,689 rubbish bins at Laman Sanur in Shah Alam in April. PIC COURTESY OF MBSA

Shah Alam residents in several sections are waiting for their free rubbish bins from Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).

A resident who wanted to be known only as Nida told Actionline that her parents, who live in Section 18, were wondering when they were going to receive the 120L rubbish bin.

“My mum says residents have yet to receive the bins, when residents in other sections have theirs.

“Is there any criterion that residents have to meet to get free rubbish bins, or does one have to submit applications?” Nida said.

Her parents are using the bin that Nida bought for them.

She said her parents had been living in Shah Alam for the past 30 years, and had paid their assessment taxes without fail.

“I hope MBSA can look into the matter and address the residents’ concerns on what should be done to get free bins (if any).”

Her parents urged MBSA to expand the separation of the solid waste programme to other sections in Shah Alam.


The Shah Alam City Council said the free rubbish bins would be given to Shah Alam residents in stages.

Its spokesman said 99,675 120L bins had been distributed to residents.

“We hope residents will remain patient as distribution is under way,” he said.

He said the programme was part of the council’s effort to keep Shah Alam clean.

“It is also to educate the residents to dispose of their rubbish properly,” he said, adding that the free bins would be distributed only to landed residential property owners.

He said the separation of solid waste programme was conducted in several areas as a pilot project.

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