The role of waste banks in the reduction of solid waste sent to landfill in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

M A Budihardjo, I F S Wahyuningrum, F I Muhammad, R Pardede
2019 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
Approximately 1,000 tonnes of solid waste are generated in Semarang every day, only 850 tonnes of which are transferred to the Jatibarang Landfill. Solid waste that is not transferred to the landfill can trigger environmental and health problems. With the help of community groups, reduction of solid waste is achievable using 'the three Rs' of waste reduction and the implementation of waste banks. Waste banks could act as mediums for depositing waste, improve the socioeconomic status of local
more » ... status of local residents, and develop community connections. Waste banks improve the volume of waste reduction and reduce landfilled waste, helping to extend the operational life of landfills. This study examined the role of waste banks in Semarang and the potential to improve waste management based on the sampling of solid waste generation and composition. This topic was investigated with a purposive sampling method. Results showed that the existing system of waste banks in Semarang is ineffective in reducing waste. However, the system could be improved by increasing waste bank usage, including for various types of valuable waste in Semarang.
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/337/1/012028 fatcat:6szjrxuyhzhgfb3dcqwyavf2py