Trienekens: Waste collection services affected by flood

A file photo of Trienekens employees carrying out waste collection services.

KUCHING, Jan 18: Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd is seeking for public understanding in regards to the delays of waste collection services around certain areas following continuous rainfall and flooding occurrences which caused blockage of logistical routes.

The areas concerned are under the jurisdiction of Kuching North City Hall (DBKU), Kuching South City Council (MBKS), Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) and Serian District Council (MDS).

According to Trienekens’ Logistics Operations Department manager Mason Barau, in a press statement today, certain collection routes are already affected following continuous torrential showers, while some other areas are experiencing a heavy increase in generated waste as a result of flood damages.

“In other areas, waterlogged roads have led residents to park their vehicles on public main roads, obstructing our trucks’ accessibility,” he said.

Barau also urged the public to remain patient and ensure that Trienekens and its sub-contractors services would resume as soon as the flood water receded.

“Trienekens would also like to appeal for cooperation from the public to use their wheel bins for waste disposal and to pack all waste properly instead of discarding them along roads or back alleys.

“Residents are reminded to keep their domestic waste tightly secured inside garbage bags and to ensure the wheel bin’s lid is closed at all times to prevent rain water from mixing with waste,” he added.

On the same note, Barau advised the public to drain out any form of liquid such as soup or gravy from their kitchen waste before discarding the refuse into bins, in order to reduce leachate wastewater spillage.

“Additional waste should be tied up in garbage bags and stacked on top of closed bins so as to minimise the risk of waste being carried away by flood water. In addition, household residents are urged not to indiscriminately dump their bulky/garden as such acts are illegal,” he said.

Among the affected areas (under DBKU) are Kampung Gersik, Kampung Boyan, Kampung Panglima Seman, Kampung Semarang, Kampung Sinjan, Kampung Pulo, Kampung Matu, Kampung Bintawa, Kampung Bintawa Ulu, Kampung Bintawa Tengah , Kampung Kudei, Kampung Gita, Pinang Jawa Tengah, Kampung Tupong, Kampung Tupong Tengah, Kampung Tupong Batu, Kampung Tupong Jaya,  Sungai Maong, Sarawak General Hospital, Kampung Lintang, Samariang Gobil, Samariang Bentara, Semariang, Kampung Sungai Laroh, Taman Won and Kampung Tengku.

(Under MBKS) are Stutong resettlement scheme, Timberland Commercial Area, Rock Road, Bormill Estate and Tabuan Dayak.

(Under MPP) are Kampung Rantau Panjang, Kampung Sejijak Paroh, Kampung Sungai Maong Ulu, Batu Kitang, Taman Malihah, Kampung Dangak, Kampung Bratan, Kampung Asah in Padawan, Segedup, Sinar Budi, Stapok, Kampung Surik, Kampung Bunuk, Jalan Penrissen, Taman Desa Wira, Kampung Segong, Batu 6 ½, Singai, Kampung Rimba Padi, Kampung Paroh, Kampung Bumbok, Batu Kitang, Kampung Sejijak, Jalan Kolong, Taman Allamanda as well as the villages along Jalan Puncak Borneo.

For more information, call Trienekens hotline 082-612300 or email — DayakDaily