Waste Collection and Management

Publicado: 04 Marzo 2019
Última edición: 11 Marzo 2021

Waste collection and Management in Gili Trawangan has been managed locallly since 1999. The Gili Eco Trust is actively involved since 2004 with FMPL (Front Masyarakat Peduli Lingkungan) to handle waste collection, management, recycling, upcycling, educating and decreasing the amount of waste ending up on a landfill. Since 2014, waste collection and solutions for the waste that cant be recycled (Residue) have been discussed and put in place with the local Government, and district Government. Working together to collect daily rubbish from more than 700 places (hotels, resorts, restaurants, local market, private houses...etc), and to dispose it in one place only: TPA or landfill in Gili Trawangan. Progressively, this association has made progress to transform rubbish, to recycle more items and to find innovative ideas to reduce the residue. Now, we want to make the island a real example of sustainability and eco tourism by educating everyone living, working or spending holidays on Gili Trawangan how to select their rubbish properly according to our 5 categories, and also consuming differently, and feeling responsible of the future of their island.

We think that by offering daily waste collection and education we can make a change for Gili Trawangan.


Educación, entrenamiento y otras actividades de desarrollo de capacidades
Evaluación, medidas de efectividad y aprendizaje
Medios de vida sustentables
Escala de aplicación
Fase de la solución

Factores favorables

Team of new employees to be part of rubbish collectors and eco rangers who teach / educate everyone on Gili Trawangan about waste selection for a better management of the waste.

walkie talkies to ensure good communication between waste collectors and eco rangers, for fast reaction and daily door to door education

Rubbish selection from its source would need investment from businesses and solutions from us for local communities to make different coloured bins

Facilities buildings: sorting and recycling

Barge to transport recyclables to main land



Lecciónes aprendidas

We learned a lot about waste and what is possible to recycle in Indonesia.

We have learned a lot about upcycling glass bottles and finding solutions to be locally applied. We have learned that anything about waste should involve education and raising awareness for successful and sustainable future. But it cannot be done with just one event for education, this is why the eco rangers will be checking how everyone select their waste, every day on a door to door pattern: how to select rubbish according to our 5 categories and how to reduce the residue or what ends up on the dump.

Daily personal education to local communities and tourism businesses done is the key to success to reduce the amount of waste being disposed on landfill but also to ensure that the changes of habits towards waste change faster than during 2 generations.

Facilities to recycle and pack (press machine) with a lot of employees to garantee that all anorganic rubbish is recycled at his maximum

Working with government and local communities, businesses and association is also the best collaboration for success