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Jakarta Post

Waste banks reduce daily trash in South Jakarta by 135 tons

Waste banks reduce daily trash in South Jakarta by 135 tons Garbage trucks queue to dump trash from Jakarta at the Bantar Gebang dumpsite in Bekasi, West Java. (Antara Foto/Risky Andrianto)
News Desk
Jakarta   ●   Wed, June 14, 2017 2017-06-14 21:00 1424 4065a5a8898c7cc661d4adf97a54390e 1 City waste-bank,South-Jakarta Free

The South Jakarta Environment Agency has said it could reduce the city’s trash volume by establishing more waste banks.

South Jakarta Environment Agency head Syarifudin said the municipality produced an average 1,502 tons of waste every day, 1,306 tons of which was sent to the Bantar Gebang dumpsite.

“The rest of the waste, around 135 tons, can be cut each day thanks to the waste banks in South Jakarta,” Syarifudin said on Wednesday, as quoted by

Currently, there are115 waste banks in South Jakarta. Syarifudin said he appreciated people who became more aware about the importance of a clean environment, including those developing waste bank as one of the solutions for waste management in the capital.

"We keep asking subdistricts to make more waste banks and asking people to utilize their waste through waste banks,” Syarifudin said. (hol)