The Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) together with Car Medic Sdn. Bhd, an Authorised Automotive Treatment Facility (AATF), are approaching the clearance and removal of abandoned vehicles in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner.
From December 1st 2021, MPKj will be the first Local Authority (Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan, PBT) in Malaysia to solve the issue of abandoned vehicles through the End-of-life Vehicle (ELV) system of responsible scrappage and disposal. The council will be working with Car Medic Sdn. Bhd., the only licensed and DOE-recognised AATF in Malaysia on the ELV method under the Pioneering Smart Partnership Project.
In April, Car Medic was engaged by MPKj under a pilot programme to process and recycle abandoned vehicles that were piling up at the Council’s depot in Bandar Baru Bangi. A total of 62 units of abandoned vehicles were processed by Car Medic within the month.
Through the process of ELV, strict waste disposal regulations and standards including Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005, EQC Act 1975 and National Occupational Skills Standard for ELV – Parts and Component Salvage Level 3 are followed. Environmentally harmful fluids such as fuel, engine oil, transmission, brake and power steering fluid are removed via a special installation called ‘Seda De-pollution’ machine.
These harmful pollutants are stored in a dedicated area and then collected by licensed scheduled waste collectors such as Pentas Flora and Kuality Alam. Working together with University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the data collected from the ELV of 62 vehicles amassed 200 litres of fluids, 300 litres of petrol, 23 kg of oil filters, 138 pieces of tyres and over 40 cubic metres of solid waste (seats, dashboard, interior, etc.)
Four airbags were also safely ‘neutralised’ via specialised equipment and shielding at the Car Medic AATF premises.
At the launching ceremony, MPKj President Tuan Haji Najmuddin Bin Jemain said, “The council has a limited towing capacity of 40 to 50 vehicles in a month with just three tow trucks. With approximately 5,000 vehicles that have been served the Notice of Disposal, we hope to clear these vehicles together with Car Medic via the Smart Partnership project. The Council have set a quota of 150 vehicles to be towed by Car Medic,”
“The ELV approach is much more environmentally friendly and different to the disposal method that was done previously. MPKj is also confident that the ELV procedure will be a catalyst to solve the abandoned vehicle menace and be used by Local Authorities nationwide,” Tuan Haji Najmuddin expressed.
Apart from passenger cars and vans, Car Medic is also capable to treat and recycle lorries and buses thanks to the investment of two powerful high-precision dismantling machinery called ‘The Nibbler’. Car Medic has also invested in a side crane lorry to further improve the efficiency of towing away abandoned vehicles that are immobile or placed at unstable spots.
Various local councils in Selangor as well as other technical departments were also present at the launch event to understand the ELV procedure and the benefits.
Car Medic AATF is also open to the public for private vehicle owners to responsibly dispose of their abandoned cars. For more information, contact Car Medic at 03-87236555 or e-mail them at [email protected]