The ‘Do Not Litter’ (Jangan Buang Sampah Di Sini) sign seems to be ignored by the public, says concerned city folk.
Despite the sign erected by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in Sentul Boulevard, in Jalan Sentul, rubbish is thrown all around the sign, the people in the area claim .
Caesar Teh, who works in the neighbourhood, said the indiscriminate dumping of rubbish was an eyesore.
“It has become a ‘normal’ sight for people in the area,”, he said.
Office worker Darick Wong said the litter had been there for a long time.
“There is no proper waste disposal area in this part of Sentul. Trash bins can hardly be found.
“So people will throw rubbish as they like.”
Gerakan vice-president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau said he would convey to DBKL the need to place communal bins in the area.
A DBKL spokesman said the public could always put in a request for communal bins in their neighbourhood by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
He added that DBKL would send out patrols to monitor against littering.
“However, we cannot be everywhere all the time.
“If the public can send us information on litterbugs, we will try to increase surveillance at the spot to catch the culprits,” he said.