Johor Baru, 07 March 2023

As much as 160,000 kilogrammes of waste and trash were accumulated since last week due to the recent floods in Johor.

This is following a Post Flood Cleanup Initiative by SWM Environment Sdn Bhd (SWM Environment).

SWM Environment corporate geneal manager Mohd Norlisam Mohd Nordin said even though the flood disaster was still on-going, the cleanup work has begun in six districts where the water has receded.

He added that the cleanup work in flood-affected areas has been administered in stages, which involves Kluang, Segamat, Johor Bahru, Kulai, Mersing and Kota Tinggi.

"The cleaning work through the Post Flood Cleanup Initiative was conducted by almost 100 solid waste frontliners with 30 heavy machinery.

It involves an Open Tipper lorry, Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) lorry and bulldozers by the Johor Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) with cooperation from the local authorities," he said in his statement, today.

In the meantime, Mohd Norlisam said SWM Environment initiated its Flood Disaster Operation through the solid waste management services at almost 220 temporary flood relief centres (PPS) in the state.

He said this includes the PPS located outside the concession company's service area ever since the flood disaster hit Johor.

"This initiative is conducted by 60 workers and about 20 compactor trucks and the placement of an additional 330 wheeled garbage bins.

"SWM Environment also recommends that every premises owner reports the loss of the wheeled garbage bin to the police if the bin supplied to them is washed away or damaged due to the floods.

"Each owner of the premises must submit a replacement application followed by a copy of the police report online on the website www.swmenvironment.com," he added.

They can also contact the Indahkan Malaysia hotline 1-800-88-7472 or WhatsApp 012-618 0082.