19 companies in Brunei-Muara fined for improper waste disposal
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
NINETEEN companies and two individuals were issued compound fines from January until September this year for throwing rubbish at non-designated sites, according to statistics provided by the Brunei-Muara District Office.
In a press statement issued yesterday, the district office said the compound fines were issued under Section 12 (1) of the Minor Offences Act, which carries a fine of $3,000 and a maximum of three months imprisonment if the same offence is repeated.
The district office added that recently two more companies from Kg Pangkalan Batu and Kg Salambigar were issued fines for the disposal of construction materials on government land and public areas.
In the statement, the Licensing and Enforcement Division of the district office reminded members of the public as well as business owners to always maintain the cleanliness of their surroundings especially commercial areas and public spaces.
They added that members of the public should be responsible when getting rid of their trash and also not to leave materials such as boxes, scrap metal and construction materials in public spaces to avoid pollution and the spread of infectious diseases.
The division said that they will continue to monitor residential and commercial areas and advised the public to only use designated rubbish dumps to safeguard the environment.
The Brunei Times