SRDC makes collection of used cooking oil compulsory from April 1

Sempurai Petrus Ngelai

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SIBU, March 31: Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) has made the collection of used cooking oil compulsory from either household or commercial entity effective April 1.

Chairman Sempurai Petrus Ngelai in a statement said the move was in line with the initiatives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) introduced by the United Nations and the community development agenda under the Local Government and Housing Ministry.

“As such, Council wishes to inform the members of the general public that collection of used cooking oil is compulsory has been endorsed as one of the licensing
conditions for all the licensee of eatery outlets under Council jurisdiction,” he said.

The implementation of a collection of used cooking oil will be divided into three phases of Phase 1 for all eatery outlets (such as Coffee Shop,
Restaurant and all relevant licensee registered under SRDC), Phase 2 Commercial Outlets/Kiosk and Phase 3 Household.

He said the council’s Public Health and Municipal Services Division will issue a notice and registration form pertaining to the matter to all relevant parties soon.

Sempurai also sought cooperation from the community to do not simply pour the used cooking oil that can create fatbergs inside pipes and eventually leading to a clogged drain and affecting a
proper drainage system.

All collected used cooking oil, he explained will be temporarily kept at Lot 357, Jalan Bintang, Lorong 1, 96500 Bintangor. -DayakDaily