Waste collection concessionaire Alam Flora will provide each household the two bins for them to throw the two categories of waste separately.
It will be compulsory for the people to throw their rubbish correctly into the properly designated bins. Failure to do show will result in their rubbish being left uncollected.
The new ruling is part of the steps taken by the federal government to have a more orderly and effective management of waste and to encourage people to recycle.
With the passing of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007, the local by-laws on garbage collection are being streamlined.
While the by-laws are apparently silent regarding the penalty aspect, it is still mandatory for the people to sort out their rubbish into the two categories.
“We have the right not to pick up the garbage when people don’t separate their waste, but we are not out to punish but to educate them,’’ Alam Flora chief executive officer Zahri Abdul Ghani said.