Island Sustainability Center is partnering with Rotary Club Bali, Nusa Dua to properly manage the waste of Sawangan. Currently, Sawangan residents and business owners are throwing their waste outside near the road or next to their homes. When large piles of waster are created they are often burned by residents. This is a health and economic as well as environmental hazard. Island Sustainability Center and Rotary Club Bali, Nusa Dua are working to create and maintain a clean and sustainable environment for the landowners, residents and visitors of Sawangan by developing a waste collection system to stop the local dumping and burning of waste.
Island Sustainability Center and Rotary Club Bali, Nusa Dua plan on strategically placing 5 plastic waste bins in the Sawangan region which passersby can put their trash in rather than on the ground. A garbage truck will then pick up waste from these containers, as well as from local homes and businesses every three days. The rubbish will then be taken to the Eco Learning Center where it will be further sorted into recyclables and non-recyclables. The non-recyclable waste will be delivered to Benoa landfill. ISC and Rotary Club Bali, Nusa Dua will monitor, review and improve this waste management system while educating landowners and Banjar.
ISC and Rotary Club Bali, Nusa Dua have already met with the local Banjar and have gotten approval for the project. After 18 to 24 months, ISC plans to hand project management of to Sawangan Banjar and landowners, and will then work on expanding the project to surrounding communities.