The participation of community-based organizations on waste management in the city municipal of Medan
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment
Speaking of garbage is a serious matter since it has become a classic problem in every city in Indonesia, including in Denpasar City. Garbage produced per day in Denpasar City is ± 4000m³, which 70% is of the composition of organic waste and the rest is inorganic, where 11% of plastic waste is difficult to decompose by nature. The issue of waste in the city of Denpasar is not only a matter of collecting, separating the types of waste and recycling, but also of how to arouse public awareness.
... ublic awareness. One of the efforts made by the government in overcoming and managing the waste problem is issuing of Law Number 18 year 2008 on Waste Management and supplemented by Government Regulation Number 81 year 2012 on Household Solid Waste and Household -like Solid Waste Management. To implement both thses laws and regulations, especially on household waste management, the Ministry of Environment then issued the Regulation No. 13/2012 on Guidelines for Implementing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle through Waste Bank. Through Waste Bank, communities are demanded to take responsibility for the waste they produce by asking them to sort the organic waste and inorganic in their respective homes and deliver it to the waste bank. The results indicate that the application of 3R based on community participation, either directly or indirectly, in waste management in Denpasar City has been well in accordance with the principle of waste bank itself. Community participation-based waste bank plays a substantial role in the management of waste in accordance with the principle of waste bank itself. Notwithstanding, supporting facilities and infrastructures in the waste management in the city are still insufficient. Hence, government needs to action of regularly socializing about waste management to the community.