Residents staying at Block 223A Sumang Lane in Punggol have been complaining about how their block has been seeing a lot of high rise littering, with their immediate area of the HDB block being turned into a “dumping ground” for waste.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the residents said that they saw glass bottles, used sanitary pads, faeces and a whole shopping trolley being thrown down from the block.
A resident who lives there, 36-year-old Mr Chen, told SMDN that the high-rise littering issue was already and ongoing problem when he moved there about 2 years ago, and that it has become a daily occurence.
He said that the residents living in the block always threw all kinds of rubbish down the bbuilding in the early hours and when morning comes, the waste would be all over the place.
Chen said that he has so far seen food, used sanitary pads and plastic bags of rubbish thrown down the block; and that he also once saw someone throw a packet of curry down the building, which was still steaming when he went to check on it.
More disturbingly, Chen also shared that he was showering one morning on 29 April when he suddenly heard a loud crash, he then looked out of his window and saw a shopping trolley landing on the grass patch below.
As is that wasn’t enough, Chen added that faeces was also being thrown down the block every morning since baout 8 months ago, and it would splatter on the roof of the walkway shelters.
He said that he is afraid of walking past the area for fear of being hit by the falling faeces.
Another resident told SMDN that he once found “yellow stains” on his clothes that he hung outside to dry after diapers had landed on it, and added that the “peak period” for the high rise littering is at night.
55-year-old Adam, who had been living the block for about 4 years, told Shin Min that he has had enough and is moving out of the HDB block.
He shared that every night after going to bed, he would hear noises of heavy objects being thrown and hitting the ground downstairs.
He cited an example from 2022 whern someone threw bottles and mirrors, resulting in glass shards all over the ground area of the block.
Adam also revealed that he was almost hit by a plastic bottle while he was smoking downstairs.