Take workers to task for leaving rubbish on street

Rubbish left in Tuas View Square, where workers congregate at night with their drinks and food.
Rubbish left in Tuas View Square, where workers congregate at night with their drinks and food.PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAN HONG MENG

There are several worker dormitories in the Tuas View Square area. In the evenings and at night, the workers would congregate along the streets with their drinks and food.

After their meals and merry-making, the place would be littered with unfinished food, packages, containers, plastic bags, beer bottles and so on.

This rubbish creates a perfect breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes. It also causes a stench, infestation of rodents and other serious health and hygiene hazards.

The cleaners would clean up the area in the day, only for the cycle to repeat itself the following day.

Rubbish bins line the streets in question, yet these workers ignore them.

The problem has been going on for years but nothing has been done to tackle it.

I ask that the authorities seriously look into this. Such recalcitrant acts cannot go unpunished. Those responsible should be taken to task.

Perhaps the dormitory owners need to be held accountable for the action of their tenants. Perhaps the police should be involved to solve this serious and persistent problem.

Whatever the case, the issue cannot be allowed to persist.

Tan Hong Meng