He said the full privatisation would be carried out under the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleanliness Act 2007 that will come into force in April.
On another matter, Chor said the ministry hoped all state governments would collect the assessment arrears for solid waste management amounting to RM384mil as the money could be used to improve the garbage collection system in the states.
Chor said that in Kedah, the ministry had agreed to upgrade the facilities at four dumpsites to reduce pollution.
He said the dumpsites were in Semeling in Sungai Petani, Padang Cina in Kulim, Belanga Pecah in Langkawi and Jabi, here.
Chor said the ministry has also built an incinerator in Langkawi to treat 100 tonnes of solid waste daily.
The incinerator that could provide 1MW of electric power would be in operation by the middle of this year, he added.
AL :-Its about time the dump-site in Langkawi will be upgraded. In-fact the incinerator will help reduce pollution & at the same time generate electricity to the public. Kudos..