KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 (Bernama) — The initiative taken by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in opening a nursery which also functions as the garden waste processing site will enable it to save over RM800,000 in the costs to manage the disposal of garden waste.
City Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the costs saved would be from transportation and tipping fee to the garden waste disposal contractor.
“The current transportation cost for each tonne of solid waste is between RM29 and RM50, while the tipping fee is between RM30 and RM36 for each tonne,” he told reporters after visiting the nursery at the Middle Ring Road II here today.
The mayor said the nursery, which was established early last year, would enable all garden and organic waste to be turned into compost which would later be used for landscaping purposes in a bid to promote Kuala Lumpur as a green city.
“The landscape at the nursery is also capable of restoring the soil structure and improve soil fertility, which will create huge benefit and help us to have greener Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
The nursery was established jointly by DBKL and Wastepos Resources (M) Sdn Bhd under the Green Technology Pioneer Project.