The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Environment Agency has sealed a deal to purchase 2,600 garbage bins from a German manufacturer. The agency has allocated Rp 9.6 billion (US$691,200) for the procurement.
Agency head Isnawa Adji said the garbage bin, which meets international standards, is more ecofriendly and is expected to help the agency better manage the city’s waste problem.
“There are only two choices of garbage bin in the National Procurement Agency’s [LKPP] e-catalog, from China and from Germany. The one [from Germany] has better quality and is cheaper,” he said as quoted by kompas.com, noting that one garbage bin cost Rp 3.6 million.
He went on to explain that the 2018 regional budget (APBD) had allocated Rp 12.5 billion for the agency to procure new garbage bins. He also said the city had purchased 1,000 garbage bins of that kind in 2017.
The agency, through the LKPP, has appointed PT Groen Indonesia as the importer, which according to Isnawa is a company that is involved with waste management. The company reportedly has also imported similar garbage bins for the Surabaya administration.
“We’ve placed the order and the garbage bins are slated to arrive here in four months,” he said.
The new type of garbage bin, Isnawa added, is also part of the agency’s attempt to modernize their equipment. The garbage bin is compatible with the compactor trucks. The city reportedly had bought 91 compactor trucks in 2016 and 75 more trucks in 2017.
The compactor trucks are expected to help the agency to transfer waste from the city to the Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi more safely and conveniently. (vla)