TEMPO.CO, Depok - The technical unit management of the final disposal site (UPT TPA) of Cipayung could only manage 850-900 tons of waste from Depok daily. While, in fact, domestic waste in the city reached more than 1,000 tons per day.
“The waste delivery to TPA Cipayung increases from 700-800 tons to 850-900 tons per day,” said UPT TPA Cipayung head Ardan on Monday, February 11.
Ardan explained that the number hike was due to the rising growth of the population in Depok. In general, each person contributed 0.6 kilograms of waste per day.
“So multiply 0.6 kilograms to Depok population at around 2 million people. Not to mention waste from outside locals,” he added.
Earlier, the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) highlighted the issue of waste management in Depok City.
“Depok has not yet complied with the Law No. 18/2008 concerning disposal final site. We are currently evaluating them,” said Minister Siti Nurbaya when met after a public dialogue in Beji, Depok on Sunday.