[APD Seoul 2017: Community participation in urban waste management: the case of Depok City]

Southeast Asia
Local Government
SSE Organisation
Urban regeneration
Social innovation
Sustainable Development

Presented at: Asia Policy Dialogue, Seoul 2017

Organisation: University of Indonesia – Institute for Economic and Social Research 

Date: July 1st, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Alin Halimatussadiah (Head of Environmental economics research group)

Contacts: alin.halimah@gmail.com


The following presentation deals with the issue of waste management problem in Depok City, Indonesia. The presentation discusses past policies that were introduced in Depok in an effort to solve the waste management problem in the city. However, there were serious limitations with these polices and as a result, Depok had not been able to successfully resolve its waste issue. Yet, since 2014, waste regulations were enacted in the city, and the Waste Bank was introduced, instigating movement at the local community level. These waste banks in local communities allow the city to easily collect wastes, speeding up the waste management process. Nevertheless, the presentation also discusses the numerous shortcomings of such process, indicating the impossibility of spreading waste banks, which are purely based on volunteer and non-profit work, to all the communities of Depok city. 

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