Society Participation in Household Waste Management Through Waste Bank In Pekanbaru City
Keywords:Pekanbaru city, Garbage bank, Household Waste Management
Garbage bank is a place used to collect sorted waste. Waste banks are managed using a banking-like system carried out by volunteer officers. Many problems are related to waste problems so that community empowerment is needed through the waste bank program. The purpose of this study was to determine community participation in household waste management through waste banks in the city of Pekanbaru. This research is a descriptive study through a quantitative method approach. The research was carried out at the main waste bank owned by the Pekanbaru City government as many as 2 waste banks. The number of samples for waste bank customers is 335 respondents, with a sampling technique using purposive sampling, namely sampling based on certain considerations. The instrument used in this study was a questionnaire. The achievement of the score for the level of community participation in household waste management through the waste bank in Pekanbaru City is 1.52 or in the low category. The results of customer perceptions indicate the adequacy or willingness of the community to participate. However, the provision of opportunities for the community to participate and the ability of the community in managing household waste through waste banks is low. This indicates that empowerment to increase community participation in household waste management through the Pekanbaru City waste bank carried out by the waste bank manager and related parties is still low or not in accordance with the established indicators. From the results of the study it can be concluded that there is a will or willingness of the community to participate.