DBKL Expands Community Recycling Project to More Areas
AFTER the successful launch of its community recycling project, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is looking at expanding the programme to more People’s Housing Projects (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) in the capital city.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the 1Community, 1 Recycling (1C1R) programme received good response from residents, prompting DBKL to expand the programme to other communities as well as include a composting element.
“This is one way we can encourage people to practise separation at source so that recyclables do not end up in landfills.
“With a composting machine, the residents can use the by-product, which is organic fertiliser for their gardening activities,” he said during the launch of the second recycling kiosk at PPR Beringin, Kepong.
Residents of PPR Seri Alam in Sungai Besi were participants of the pilot programme which was launched in March.
The programme was held to encourage residents from the low-income group to separate domestic waste and exchange it for food items.
Residents can exchange waste such as aluminium cans, paper, plastic and used cooking oil in return for points that could be accumulated and redeemed for sugar, flour, cooking oil and condensed milk.