First Policy Forum on UEM in Southeast Asia18 -19 August 2005, Bangkok,Thailand3
MALAYSIAN LEGISLATION (cont’d)
Presently, management of solid waste services is being handled by3 levels of Governments:
Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) handles allmatters related to solid waste management funding and policydevelopment.
State Government plays a coordinating role with focus on policyand financial matters pertaining to Local Authorities functions.
Local Authorities are the implementing agencies and have directresponsibilities over the solid waste collection, treatment anddisposal services. These services are provided either directly bythe respective Local Authorities or sub-contracted to privatecompanies.The Government through MHLG is in the process of formulatingand finalisingthe Solid Waste Management Bill to be submittedand passed by the parliament.
LEGAL PROVISIONS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT
Powers for waste management is sharedbetween Federal and State Goverments
–trade, commerce and industry,including industries and industrial undertakings,dangerous trade, dangerous and inflammablesubstances.
–Local Government including localgovernment services, obnoxious trades andpublic nuisances within local authorities.