Question : In the event that garbage disposal is not carried out by the party responsible for it, what are the steps that can be taken by consumers or the general public?
Answer  : Consumers may make complaints to the nearest local authority responsible, who will take action to ensure garbage disposal is done as soon as possible.

Question : What colours are the recycling bins?
Answer  : The recycling bins are coloured in the following way:

  • Blue - for paper
  • Orange - for aluminium and steel cans & plastic
  • Brown - for glass.

Question : What is the date of the National Recycling Day?
Answer  : National Recycling Day is celebrated on 11th November every year.

Question : What is the categorized have in Local Authority (PBT)?
Answer  : Local Authorities in this country are divided into three categories as follows:

  1. City Council/City Hall 
  2. Municipal Council 
  3. District Council
  • City Council/ Hall is actually a Municipal Council which has been upgraded once the town attains the status of ’city’ after fulfilling certain criteria. These criteria are having a local population of more than 1,000,000 and an annual gross product exceeding RM 20 million.
  • Municipal Councils focus  mainly on urban areas as opposed to District Councils, and have a higher population and higher gross annual product, than District Councils. The criteria for Municipal Councils are a population of more than 100,000 and a gross annual product of RM 5million.
  • The criteria for District Councils are a population of less than 100,000 and a gross annual product of less than RM 5million. District Councils are also more rural-based.

Question : What is general tax assessment?
Answer  : General tax assessment is tax levied on rated holdings such as:

  • Residential buildings - Industrial buildings (shops, factories, hotels etc)
  • Vacant land located under the jurisdiction of Pekan District Council

Question : How is it paid?
Answer  : General tax assessment is paid twice a year First half year. 1st January to 28th February. Second half year 1st June to 31st August