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Manage home waste well, grow plants in pots

  • Muthi Achadiat Kautsar

  /   Wed, February 19 2020   /  02:22 am
Waste management corner: Adding organic waste to soil allows numerous potted plants to thrive at a house in South Tangerang, Banten. (JP/Muthi Kautsar)(JP/Muthi Kautsar)

Waste management corner: Adding organic waste to soil allows numerous potted plants to thrive at a house in South Tangerang, Banten. (JP/Muthi Kautsar)People in typical residential areas of Greater Jakarta are used to having their trash collected several times a week. The trash pickup by the dump truck is commonly a component of the maintenance fee residents pay every month. Over the past two years, however, trash collections have become less frequent. One of the reasons for this is the difficulty for dump trucks to reach the dump site, because the queue has become longer.Merry, a part-time bookkeeper who lives in Pamulang, South Tangerang, told The Jakarta Post that she was concerned about the situation at the dump site. While people in most parts of the city could simply pool their trash in a bin, have it collected regularly and continue living in a clean space, those who live near the...