Integrated Waste Management in Kendari City, South East Sulawesi


Apriyanti, Noviana hikmawati, Asni Jaya

 

Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari

 

ABSTRACT

Background: The population growth brings about the increasing amount of the waste which becomes a problem faced by the government. Some factors influencing the qu­a­lity of the service such as, lack of policies/strategies and financial support, low in­volve­ment of private sectors, inefficiency, and low community awareness led to the low level of service of municipal waste mana­gement. The problem occurred in all steps of solid waste management (storage, collection, trans­fering, transporting, and treat­ment) with the tendency to rise at the end point, landfill. This study aimed to investi­gate the inte­gra­ted waste management in Kendari,  South East Sulawesi.

Subjects and Method: A qualitative study was conducted in Kendari, South East Sula­wesi. A sample of several informants was selected for this study. The data were col­lec­ted by in-depth interview, direct observation, and document review. Checklist sheets were used to assist direct observation. The data were described using descriptive method.

Results: The waste collection system included two components, namely generation and tran­sportation. Imbalance between the portion of generation of solid waste and management capacity indicated improvident management. Lack of payment methods for alternative waste mana­gement, low human resources, insufficient funding sources and low public awareness, were identified as factors that influenced the inefficiency of waste management.

Conclusion: Inadequate waste management led to inefficient solid waste manage­ment in Kendari. Imbalance between the portion of generation of solid waste and mana­ge­ment capacity in­di­cated improvident management. Implementation of integrat­ed solid waste management in Kendari is urgently needed.

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Keywords: alternative payment methods, low human resources, insufficient funding sources, low public awareness, integerated waste management.

Correspondence: Apriyanti. Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Jl. A.H.Nasution No. G37, Kendari, South East Sulawesi. Email: aisyahapril280@gmail.com. Mobile: 082189666195.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.01.31

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