Waste Segregation At Source Policy in Penang


Recyclables Collection:
*Landed Properties - every Saturday by MBPP / MPSP(8am-4pm).
*Strata Premises - will be decided by Joint Management Board/ Management Body.

The Penang State Government has set June 1, 2017 for enforcement of the Waste Segregation at Source Policy throughout the state. Waste segregation at source is the process of separating solid waste produced at source in accordance with the composition of solid waste, namely recyclable waste (paper, plastic, glass and aluminium cans / Iron/ Metal) and general waste (dirty waste and food waste).


  • To reduce environmental pollution and to maintain ecological balance.
  • To reduce the cost of waste management.
  • To reduce increasing volume of waste generation to landfill.
  • To prolong the lifespan of Pulau Burung landfill.


  1. Each Penang citizen generates at least 1.1 kg of waste daily.
  2. 1700 to 1800 tonnes of waste is being dumped at Pulau Burung Landfill per day.


  1. Clean the drinking containers, plastic containers, glasses or aluminium cans that contains waste before disposing into the recycle bins
  2. Packaging of food or drink that contains the logo can be recycled
  3. Please bundle up old newspapers neatly before disposing into the recycle bin
  4. You can also send spoilt electrical goods to the electronic waste recycling centres

Recyclable Waste: Paper, Plastic, Glass, Aluminium Cans / Iron / Metals (Clean and dry) Residual: Food Waste and Dirty Waste


Climate change and global warming have indirectly affected Malaysia's economic survival as a developing nation.

Unpredictable weather such as rainfall, thunderstorms and soil erosion in several locations in the coastal area of the country will affect economic activity in the affected areas.

Solid waste management has the reduction potential of up to 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions to curb the effects of climate change and global warming.

Among the best steps to reduce the amount of waste generated is by practicing green habits such as recycling and separation of waste at source, in addition to government initiatives to improve the existing infrastructure.