No change in collection schedule for Hari Raya and Gawai festivals

A Trienekens waste collection truck ready to make its rounds. Photo Credit: Trienekens Sarawak Sdn Bhd’s Facebook Page

KUCHING, May 16: Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (Trienekens) announced that there will be no change in the waste collection schedule for Hari Raya and Gawai Festivals.

Trienekens in a press statement said the waste collection services in all relevant areas under Kuching North City Hall (DBKU), Kuching South City Council (MBKS), Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) and Serian District Council (MDS) will be carried out according to the normal schedule during the eve of the upcoming Hari Raya which is slated to be on May 23 and the eve of Hari Gawai on May 31.

According to Trienekens Department Manager for Logistics Operations, Halix Kuyong, the company’s operation teams are doubling their collection rounds for a month starting mid May to ensure that additional waste from the celebrating zones are cleared smoothly and efficiently.

“Waste volume usually increases significantly during festive seasons.

“Therefore, we would like to seek the public’s cooperation to pack their waste properly to prevent spillage as this can help ease the collection process,” Halix said.

At the same time, Trienekens reminds the public to keep their housing area clean at all times.

The company said any additional waste that cannot fit into the wheel bins should be kept inside garbage bags, tied securely and placed next to the wheel bins on collection day.

To prevent unnecessary amount of rain water or leachate, the waste collection company said the rubbish bins should be closed at all times while soup or gravy from food waste should be drained before being discarded.

As a safety measure to curb the spread of Covid-19, it advises the public not to dispose of their used face masks or gloves indiscriminately.

Trienekens added that those used items should be placed inside a plastic bag, tied securely and disposed of into the wheel bin.

It also advises residents to wash their hands thoroughly each time after disposal.

For more information, the public can call its hotline at 082-612300.—DayakDaily