In the early days, garbage on Penang Island was sent to the landfill in Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai, via a barge from the Batu Maung jetty. Since 2011, garbage has been going through the Ampang Jajar waste transfer station, a transit point that is shared with the Seberang Perai Municipal Council on the mainland.
As capacity increased over the years, plans were made for Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to have its own waste transfer station on the island—an integrated solid waste management system to efficiently handle all issues related to the transfer and disposal of bulk and domestic waste.
Located within the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone—right next to the Penang Second Bridge—the waste-managing facility’s design seeks to set itself apart, both operationally and aesthetically, as a benchmark facility of its kind.
Project Name: Batu Maung Waste Transfer Station
Location: Batu Maung, Penang, Malaysia
Completion Date: December 2018
Site Area: 53,500 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 12,200 square metres
Client: Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang
Concessionaire: Eurasia Express Sdn Bhd (EESB)
Proponents: EESB; CN-NL Waste Solution Co Ltd
Project Coordinators: Mariam Zainuddin; C.C. Lim; H.H. Tan
Project Operator: EESB
Project Originator: Kenny Yeoh
Architecture Firm: KH Architect
Principal Architect: Ar Lee Kok Hua
Architectural Design Team: Yeong Zhi Mei; Lee Min Zhao; Tan Shih Huey
Chief ID Coordinator: Nurul Atasha
Interior Design Firm: Zids Design Sdn Bhd
Principal Designer: Selson Liew
Civil & Structural Engineer: Jurutera Pakatan Sdn Bhd
M&E Engineer: Perunding P.L.A.
Quantity Surveyor: Kuantibina Sdn Bhd
Landscape Architect: Perunding Hijau Reka Sdn Bhd
Green Building Consultant: ALM Green Sdn Bhd
Environmental Consultant: KenEp Resources (Asia) Sdn Bhd
Images: Ooi Way Sean; Lee Video Productions Sdn Bhd (drone photography)
Roof & Metal Cladding: DMI Building Products