MPP Councillors Visit Kuching Integrated Waste Management Park

KUCHING: Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd recently hosted a group of newly appointed councillors from the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) at the Kuching Integrated Waste Management Park (KIWMP) in Mambong.

LANDFILL VISIT…The group of MPP Councillors taking a photo at the landfill site. YB Cr. Lo (6th left) and Alice Lee (5th right) were also accompanied by MPP Deputy Chairman Dato’ Ahmad Dato’ Sri Ibrahim (5th left), MPP Municipal Secretary Andrew Joris Noyen (4th right) and Trienekens Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Elvin Wee (3rd right).

The 15-members group, led by MPP Chairman, YB Cr. Lo Khere Chiang, learned about the facility’s recent developments, particularly on the operations of the landfill cells which are an integral part of the master plan developed under the Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) which focuses on controlled waste filling plans to prolong the lifespan of the landfill in tandem with the growing population. The sanitary landfill at Mambong is categorized as Level 4 and receives approximately 513 tonnes of municipal waste a day from three Kuching City councils namely Padawan Municipal Council (MPP), Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) and Kuching South City Council (MBKS).

“We are honoured to have the new Councillors visit us for the first time and this is a great opportunity for us to explain the stringent processes and operations involved in disposing of municipal and scheduled waste,” said Trienekens’ Chief Operating Officer, Alice Lee. “The facility was designed and developed with the purpose of eliminating any possible environmental degradation or risks arising from the process of handling all types of waste” she added.

The Park receives, treats and disposes of municipal and hazardous waste from all over East Malaysia and has four main components namely; a sanitary landfill (for municipal waste), a secure landfill (for hazardous waste), a state-of-the-art leachate wastewater treatment plant, and a hazardous waste incineration facility for the thermal treatment and disposal of scheduled hazardous waste in all forms, including clinical and pathological waste. All these units are fully licensed by the Department of Environment (DoE), as is the Stabilization Plant (for the pre-treatment of scheduled waste destined for the secure landfill).