RM50 fine if you fail to separate solid waste from June


PUTRAJAYA: Beginning next month, residents who fail to separate their household waste will face legal action, says Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

He said owners of landed properties would face a compound fine of RM50 for the first offence, RM100 for the second and RM500 for subsequent offences.

In the case of high-rise premises, the compound fines which will be imposed on the joint management body are RM100 for the first offence, RM200 for the second and RM500 for the third.

The states affected are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis and Kedah.

“This is part of the Local Authorities Transformation Plan laid out by the ministry to create a more conducive, sustainable and harmonious life for the community,” Rahman said in his speech at the ministry’s monthly gathering here today.

The text of his speech was read out by his deputy, Halimah Mohamed Sadique.

Beginning Sept 1 last year, the ministry enforced Act 672 of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 which makes it compulsory for residents to separate their solid waste according to categories – paper, plastics and others.