Denpasar has been struggling with waste management for years. The city faces a lack of space as the landfill is overflowing with garbage. As a solution, the city has introduced a new waste control program which requires a collective effort from all residents.
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The Head of Denpasar Waste Management, I Ketut Adi Wiguna, said starting from January 1st, the TPS will only accept inorganic waste.
All organic waste must be processed into compost. This program has been initiated to reduce the volume of Sarbagita Regional Landfill that is predicted to reach full capacity in July 2021.
“We have chosen six villages in Denpasar that will serve as the testing grounds for this program.” Stated Wiguna, after which he specified: Kesiman Kertalangu, Sanur Kauh, Tegal Kertha, Pemogan, Pemecutan Kaja and Ubung Kaja villages. The appointed villages already have a system in place, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (TPS3R). The system processes organic disposals into compost and recycles biodegradable materials to reduce landfills.
“The head of each village is responsible to collect the organic waste to deposit in biopore holes. Every household in the village needs to separate their waste for the next five days” Wiguna concluded. The program is a good start as Denpasar has been struggling with waste management for years.
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