Turning trash into cash


BOTH local councils in Penang have earned over RM85,000 by selling collected recyclables from June 1, 2016 to December last year (2018).


The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) collected 352,669.8kg of recyclable items during the said period.


Penang Local Government, Housing Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state’s waste segregation at source policy was becoming more successful.


“We want to encourage more Penangites to segregate their waste. We can increase cleanliness and lower the carbon footprint through waste segregation at source,” he told a press conference at Rifle Range today.

Jagdeep urges more Penangites to segregate their waste.

Jagdeep Singh said the MBPP had managed to collect 11,881.7kg of recyclable waste from landed residences, from January to December last year (2018).


“The MBPP managed to gain RM4,506.18 from the sale of recyclable items last year (2018),” he added.


Also present were Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason Ong Khan Lee and Penang State Secretary Office Local Government Division (Solid Waste Management Unit) head Oon Lai Kuan.


Story by Christopher Tan

Pix by Darwina Mohd Daud