Vidya Ayuningtyas, Syafrudin Syafrudin, Wiharyanto Oktiawan


Improper management  of municipal solid waste has caused negative impacts on the environment and community health. This research presents the current solid waste management practices and problems in Gayamsari. Gayamsari is a subdistrict in Semarang city, Indonesia. Gayamsari has 6.44 Ha area,  with the number of populations is 74.638 in 2013. The common constraints faced municipal solid waste management such as lack of institutional management, insufficient financial resources,  absence of standards and regulations, and inappropriate applied system. Gayamsari is currently still use conventional system, which is not including separation and processing solid waste. It has 12 transfer stations that contain 17 containers to transport the waste. The condition of the transfer stations seems not too good, a lot of trashes scattered and buried in that place.Service level in Gayamsari reaches 46%. This level is still not appropriate to standard of MDGs that equal to 80%. Because of that, the aim of this research was to increase that level into 84% in 2031. Finally, this research suggested to form UPTD as operator of municipal solid waste management (institutional aspect), define some specification in regulation (regulation aspect), define retribution fee (financial aspect), define the operational system (technical aspect), and increase the role of community in solid waste management (community participation aspect) in order to achieve an effective and ideal solid waste management in Gayamsari.


solid waste, municipal solid waste management, Gayamsari

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