Zero Waste Network (FAQ)
 

Disclaimer: This information provided here is based on the latest updated data from PGC’s Zero Waste Network. This database is updated frequently and can be found at www.pgc.com.my/zerowastenetwork

Last update: May 2017

CATEGORY A. UNCOMMON RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

A1

Q

Is glass container recyclable? Where can I send it?

 

A

Yes, it is. However, only food and beverage glass containers are accepted by certain recycler, e.g., South Zest Sdn. Bhd. You may look for the nearest recycling centres here

A2

Q

Is beverage carton recyclable? Where can I send it?

 

A

Yes. It contains 6 protective layers which consist of 75% paper, 20% plastic and 5% aluminium. You may send it to appointed recyclers by Tetra Pak (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, e.g., all Tzu Chi Education Centres and Honey Green Resources

A3

Q

Is Styrofoam recyclable?

 

A

Yes. Only Styrofoam in clean condition (e.g., packaging material) can be recycled. Please refer here

CATEGORY B. REUSABLE MATERIALS

B1

Q

Where can I send my old clothes?

 

A

  1. Good condition: Second-hand shops/ charity groups (KAWAN shop, The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home, etc.)
  2. Worn-out: H&M

B2

Q

Where can I recycle my household items?

 

A

  1. Good condition: Second-hand shops/ charity groups (KAWAN shop, The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home, etc.)
  2. Bad condition: If they are made of materials that can be recycled, send them to a recycling centre.

B3

Q

Where can I send my old spectacle frames?

 

A

You may send it to De Vince Optometrist

CATEGORY C. FOOD WASTE

C1

Q

Where can I send my food waste?

 

A

Mixed food waste (non-edible): Turn your food waste into compost, fertiliser, soil enhancer and etc. Find the recycling centres here

C2

Q

Where can I send my used cooking oil?

 

A

Please refer here

CATEGORY D. HOUSEHOLD E-WASTE/
HAZARDOUS WASTE (SCHEDULED WASTE)

D1

Q

Where can I recycle E-waste (SW 110) e.g., laptop, TV, radio, refrigerator, washing machine etc.?

 

A

Please refer here.

D2

Q

How to handle fluorescent tubes/ lamps (SW 109), batteries (SW 103), and other hazardous waste, e.g., pesticide/ aerosol?

 

A

Currently, there is no regulation on household hazardous waste in Malaysia, therefore, please pack it into its original packaging and place it together with General Waste. Penang State Government is still looking for solutions on Household Hazardous Waste.

  1. Fluorescent tubes/ lamps (SW 109) and other hazardous waste:
    Please pack it using its original packaging/ newspaper/ paper
  2. Batteries (SW 103): Use masking tape (or any tape) to stick and cover both positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of every battery to avoid contact of +/- terminals between batteries

CATEGORY E. GENERAL WASTE

E1

Q

Is foil lined packaging recyclable?

 

A

The material consists of aluminium and plastic. However, it is not cost viable and practical to recycle it. Therefore, no recycling company is accepting this material. There are community groups upcycling it into some handmade crafts/ products such as tumbler holder, basket, coin wallet and etc.

CATEGORY F. GARDEN WASTE AND BULK WASTE

F1

Q

Who should I contact for my garden waste such as dead tree trunks and bulk waste such as furniture?

 

A

  1. Please contact MBPP: http://www.mbpp.gov.my/ms/rakyat/perkhidmatan/pengurusan-sisa
  2. Please contact MPSP: http://www.mpsp.gov.my/buletin/perbandaran/panduan-jadual.pdf

 

*Information provided is only applicable for Penang State.