Journal article

Neighbourhood-based waste management: A solution for solid waste problems in Jakarta, Indonesia

Haskarlianus Pasang, Graham A Moore, Guntur Sitorus

WASTE MANAGEMENT | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Municipal solid waste management in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, is examined from a point of view of researchers and waste management practitioners. Major impediments to waste management in Jakarta include non-involvement of stakeholders in planning and decision-making, unskilled staff undertaking the duty, the absence of long-term waste management strategies, and weak coordination between authorities and neighbourhood association workers who undertake primary collection. It was revealed that lack of resources is seen as the least important of all impediments. The success of managing solid waste in Jakarta cannot be separated from the presence and the role of a neighbourhood assoc..

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