Scavengers’ Participation in Maintaining Environmental Cleanliness at The Landfills of Sarimukti Cipatat District West Bandung Regency

  • Nopember Christanto Balenguru Universitas Advent Indonesia
  • Palupi Triwahyuni Universitas Advent Indonesia
Keywords: Scavengers’ Participation, Maintaining Environmental Cleanliness.


This research is based by the observation of a preliminary study on 27-28 October 2016 by theresearcher according of the findings of scatter garbage. It was found that scavengers are lackof participation in maintaining the cleanliness of the environment. Because of this finding theresearcher is interested to do this research with the purpose of getting a depiction of theparticipation of scavengers in maintaining environmental cleanliness.This study uses qualitative methods withsnowball sampling technique with in-depth interviewto obtain the data from the respondents. There are 12 respondents in this study consisting of 6scavengers and 6 landfills of Sarimuktistaff. The result of the interview are analyzed with theCoallizi’s method.The results showed according to the perspective of scavengers and staff are that scavengers'knowledge about environmental hygiene is still limited accordance to lack of education,scavengers is lacking of care on environmental cleanliness, and lacking of motivation toparticipate in maintaining environmental cleanliness in Sarimukti Landfills.This study suggest that this research can be used as an input material to get the idea to be moreactive in providing knowledge about the ways of correct waste processing, recycling, and alsoknowledge about the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of the environment. This studyhope that this research can be developed into another qualitative research about the rightprogram for scavenger participation in maintaining environmental cleanliness.
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Balenguru, N., & Triwahyuni, P. (2019). Scavengers’ Participation in Maintaining Environmental Cleanliness at The Landfills of Sarimukti Cipatat District West Bandung Regency. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 7(1), 493-498.