I came across this illegal dumping of garbage in an abandoned industrial near Penang and some of the vacant shop lots in the suburb. Apparently, the garbage has been there for quite some time and nothing can be done to stop all this. Everything from auto spare parts to rubber scraps, sharp metals to construction debris have been discarded in the area. I seriously believe that there are several illegal dumps like this occurs in other places as well.
It’s already bad enough that the precious air quality has been deteriorated due to the changing climate regime and now this! As I was passing by certain alleys, I could smell the putrid aroma which was not appealing and palatable. It looks like an absolute junkyard filled with piles of garbage bags, and empty boxes accumulating in driveways and alleys. I hope the city council would introduce new measures to curb the amount of illegal dumping in the city.
These pictures reveal a small glimpse of what an abandoned lot looks like these days. :(
The improper disposal of garbage poses a threat to both the humankind and environment
I don't like to see such garbage around my neighbourhood nor any where in my country.ReplyDelete
I'm thankful for the hardworking garbage collectors who clean our streets and clear our rubbish every day.ReplyDelete
That is just gross! Why do people do things like that :( Happy photo hunting and thank you for stopping by!ReplyDelete
i hate illegal dumpings as much as everyone. It's pretty easy for someone to come and dump trash on the roadside without being seen.
they are trying to avoid hefty garbage collection fees.
happy weekend and thanks for dropping by too.
What a pity some people think nothing about dumping their garbage at all the wrong places. :(ReplyDelete
I hate these ppl who think the world is their trash bin.
Why do we humans do this?!ReplyDelete
An eyesore, as you well said...ReplyDelete
My post is now up, happy PH and happy weekend!
I like your "first commenter" feature, well done!
Dropping by to catch up on my reading here and to greet yah a restful weekend ahead :) xoxoReplyDelete
Hi Ramblings, happy friday night to you!!ReplyDelete
I hate seeing garbage everywhere too, it very unsightly. This is such a good post, an eye opener to people to take some action about our deteriorating environment.ReplyDelete
and the sad part about all these is that govt officials also see this and don't do anything, right? same thing everywhere. unless people/residents file a formal complaints or talk to a tv station, the problem don't get resolved.ReplyDelete
but what a lovely post.
We have eyesore dumps like that in NC too. It bums me out.ReplyDelete
Nice take on the theme and a good reminder for all of us.
I can't see why people destroy our nature like this.
Great reminder for all of us!
Have a nice weekend :)
Great take on the theme even if it is unsightly and shows the ignorance of the dumpers. Happy weekendReplyDelete
Good morning LR! Ouh...so this week's Photohunt is Garbage lar. Yeah! In Malaysia, some people are a little "idiotic". They just throw away their things at anywhere they thought is a "rubbish" site. Ha :DReplyDelete
Indeed...improper management of garbage will cause a lot of problems to a lot of people and the environment. For example if the garbage is not handled properly in housing area it would cause bad "stench" and this might affects the nearby residents health and well being! =(ReplyDelete
What a terrible sight! Those culprits must be punished.ReplyDelete
I have seen ppl dumping unwanted stuff from their home right at the road bend (junction) of my home. A makeshift dumping ground is the word. I don't know why people of resorted to this sort of thing. The least those ppl can do is put them aside as garbage so DBKL can clear them. Or else find ways to dispose responsibly rather than dumping them at the roadside.
Urgh - you really took pictures of that awful garbage! And speaking as a Penangite (albeit one not currently living there), it's such a crying shame that Penang's not cleaner!ReplyDelete
Yikes! That is sad, your are right, it is horrible for the environment and health, and it is an eyesore. I hope it gets cleaned up.ReplyDelete
Illegal dumpsters shld b castrated in public!!! :)ReplyDelete
Wow that's so sad. I wish more people really and truly cared about the environment.ReplyDelete
Garbage in inappropriate areas makes me so mad. I feel harmed when I see litter. It's very frustrating no matter where in the world!ReplyDelete
Right you are. Same here, unfortunately.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
Garbage can be pretty dangerous especially trash that are flammable; it is a threat to the environment and human indeed. Not to mention that it can be inviting to pests cockroaches, rats etc.ReplyDelete
Yes this is terrible!!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend LR ;)
This week's theme will be quite interesting to see what everyone came up with for their photos. Yours, my friend, is excellent actually!!! Mine is posted, come on over to my blog, if you can...ReplyDelete
Have a great Saturday.
That is terrible garbage place....Mine is also up.ReplyDelete
What a mess!ReplyDelete
It is good for a photohunt...but not much else.
some malaysians r so irresponsible. what is there to tell them about climate changes when we have been growing up thinking that the environment is not important. it is a little too late to educate the older generations. our new generation is the only hope.ReplyDelete
Clean up would be difficult and dangerous there. My construction trash or garbage is up.ReplyDelete
And no one wants to take responsibility. It is a dangerous precedent as it will only lead to more and more.ReplyDelete
I don't think that this is something isolated to your country. There are many countries, including our own, where people would rather take the expedient way out of dealing with garbage.ReplyDelete
I remember being on Margarita Island in Venezuela and looking above a river which was now no more than a trickle because it was blocked by... and I am serious.... 20 feet or more of garbage (high... who knows how deep the pile was).
People drank out of the stream further down.
The problem was that there was no organized garbage removal. People could pay someone to remove their garbage and shop keepers had the wherewithal to do this. Other people simply had to dispose of it any way they could.
Even when I lived in New York, rather than put their garbage out on the curb, some people would simply toss it off the bridge nearby, dispose of it in the park, or throw it in a ditch.
And yet, there are people all over the world who are taking it upon themselves to organize their neighbours to start clean-up programs and educate kids in schools about what happens when you don't care about your environment. It can work.
I see my pretty avatar! :PReplyDelete
Good thing to share. For your kids.ReplyDelete
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yeah..i also hate to see this kind of rubbish anywhere in Penang...it can ruins our country reputation alsoReplyDelete
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Singapore -> Little Free , Malaysia -> Rubbish everywhere!ReplyDelete