Thursday, 20 November 2008

Solid Waste Management, Indonesia

Traditionally considered a key component of sanitation, the WSS does not address the problems of solid waste management in Indonesian towns and cities in detail, apart from noting the main deficiencies and the important inter-linkages with wastewater management that, taken together, could result in significant urban environmental improvements at street level and contribute to expansion of local economies as each area is improved.

Solid waste disposal also has an impact on raw water quality in river catchments; this relationship needs to be examined by the water resources sector.
In general, solid waste management suffers from (i) low levels of investment, (ii) low standards of collection and transportation, (iii) poor community attitudes towards disposal of garbage, (iv) burning of garbage at street level and at final disposal sites that contributes to severe air pollution in many cities, and (v) almost all solid waste disposal is conducted with complete disregard to regulations and acceptable practice.

Source: KKPPI, Sector Review 2006

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