In their effort to make Ipoh one of the cleanest cities in the country by the year 2023, some 3,350 dustbins were given out recently.
Residents in Bercham and Meru received 1,150 and the latter received 2,200 respectively.
The dustbins were contributed by the Ipoh City Council and Majuperak Utilities Management Sdn Bhd.
On hand was Ipoh mayor Dato Rumaizi Baharin and other officials.
“In order to make Ipoh among the cleanest cities, people must adopt the practices of those in Japan and South Korea where it is second nature for them to care for the environment.
“A great shift in mindset is necessary for this to be achieved. They must be open to changes so that the environment can be sustained and saved,” said Rumaizi.
On the same note, he added that each of the dustbins cost RM300 and as such care must be adopted to safeguard and take good care of the dustbins.