The majority of our waste is currently being dumped in landfills. This is not really the best option because land is very precious and it is difficult to find a suitable place to locate a landfill. Furthermore, it does not support a culture of waste minimization among Malaysians.
There are 231 landfills all over Malaysia and out of this, 111 landfills are not operating (source MHLG in Public Participation on Solid Waste Management (Commercial Premises), Seminar on Pilot Project LA21 KL: Clean and Beautiful City, 3rd March 2009).
Unless, waste minimization is being put into practise, our landfills will soon be filled to its maximum capacity and we will run out of space to dispose our waste.