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Jakarta proposes buying 1,000 motorized garbage carts

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Jakarta   /   Mon, February 6, 2017   /  04:16 pm
Jakarta proposes buying 1,000 motorized garbage carts Scavengers sift through garbage at the Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java. (Tempo/-)

In a bid to modernize its garbage disposal fleet, the Jakarta Environment Agency has proposed that the purchase of 1,000 motorized carts be included in the city’s revised 2017 budget.

Environment Agency head Isnawa Adji said on Monday that the plan was in accordance with a recommendation from City Council members.

Isnawa said the council members had received many complaints from residents that their areas needed more carts to transport their garbage to the nearest temporary garbage disposal site, from where it is picked up by dump trucks.

“Therefore, we will propose more motorized carts to replace the manual ones,” he said, as quoted by beritajakarta.com.

Isnawa said the motorized carts would use a hydraulic system and cost around Rp 40 million (US$3,000) to Rp 50 million. “We will purchase them through the electronic catalog,” he said.

He added that the carts would be distributed to community units in residential areas.

With a population of some 10 million people, Jakarta produces around 7,000 tons of solid waste per day. The waste is transported to the Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java. (cor)

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