Evaluation of the Waste Disposal Prohibition Policy in Brantas River, Kediri, East Java

Reny Nugraheni, Vivien Dwi Purnamasari, Nadia Maida Istnaini


School of Health Sciences Bhakti Wilaya, Kediri



Background: Household waste has evolved into a major urban challenge, with an increasing amount of waste being generated. Open disposal is waste treatment that is still being implemented, especially seen in the Brantas river. There is currently special public policy in Kediri to reduce waste disposal in the Brantas River but its implementation needs further evaluation. This study aimed to evaluation of the waste disposal prohibition policy in Brantas River, Kediri, East Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative study conducted at Kediri, East Java. Total 25 informants were selected for this study. The study theme was the implementation of the local regulation Number 3/2015. The data were collected by indepth interview and direct observation.

Results: The task forces were formed 2 to 4 times a year. The policy prohibiting waste disposal was disseminated 1 to 3 times a year. There was a board placement activity prohibiting littering 1 to 3 times a year. The administrative sanction on any violation against Kediri City Regional Regulation Number 3/2015 concerning waste management was imposed in the forms of warning, submitting of ID, and making  statement.

Conclusion: Policy prohibiting waste disposal in Brantas River, Kediri, East Java, has been well developed, implemented, and enforced, to maintain clean environment.

Keywords: policy, waste disposal, river

Correspondence: Reny Nugraheni. School of Health Sciences Bhakti Wilaya, Kediri, East Java. Email: reny.nugraheni@iik.ac.id. Mobile: 081234131111.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.01.34

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