Con­ve­nient dump­site

New Straits Times - - News -

UN­WANTED fur­ni­ture and house­hold items are be­com­ing a com­mon fix­ture at Per­siaran Hala­man Am­pang, Hala­man Am­pang Me­wah in Ipoh.

A res­i­dent, Ana Aziz, said the road was a pop­u­lar il­le­gal dump­site as not many ve­hi­cles passed by the area at night.

“Old so­fas and mat­tresses can be seen on the road­side, as well as do­mes­tic rub­bish.

“The city coun­cil staff do clean up the area, but the lit­ter­bugs just keep re­turn­ing to the same spot.

“A ‘no-lit­ter­ing’ sign put up at the site has done lit­tle to de­ter ir­re­spon­si­ble res­i­dents from dis­card­ing their rub­bish here.

“Res­i­dents should stop throw­ing rub­bish in­dis­crim­i­nately as this will at­tract crows and pests and pose a health risk to us all.

“The empty food con­tain­ers are also a breed­ing ground for mos­qui­toes,” she said.

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An Ipoh City Coun­cil spokesman said a team would be de­ployed to clear the area.

PIC BY MUHAIZAN YAHYA

Un­wanted fur­ni­ture and house­hold waste end up at the road­side of Per­siaran Hala­man Am­pang, Ipoh.

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