A COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECT FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR NEW VILLAGES OF MALAYSIA
The project aims to raise awareness of solid waste management to the residences of New Villages in Malaysia (being settlements created during the waning days of British rule over Malaysia in the mid-1950s, to segregate the villagers from the early Malayan Races Liberation Army insurgents, which were led by the Malayan Communist Party, during the Malayan Emergency) , in order to promote a culture of clean quality living environment. The project will be carried out in Kampong Baru Bali, a new village in Perak state, near to the Perak campus of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. An increasing number of New Villages have been requesting for a solution to their solid waste management to the Ministry of Local Housing and Land Development (KPKT). The objectives of the project include surveying the social economic aspects of the village, and developing an education programme to promote and train the residences on separating the solid waste into wet and dry components, and to provide training on managing the separated solid waste. The waste management training will include treatment of the wet component. The expected outcomes will include a cleaner quality living environment for the village and a solution to the problem of solid waste management that Kg. Baru Bali is currently facing. More significantly is that this project may serve as a model case of community-based solid waste management that is effective and sustainable for all other New Villages in Malaysia, a total number of more than 400 communities. This model may also be implemented for other communities, including those in the urban areas in the country.
1) To promote a culture of clean living environment in the New Villages of Malaysia through awareness and public education of the village communities on source separation and management of solid waste that is effective and sustainable.
2) To conduct a pilot project using a selected new village (Kg. Baru Bali, Perak) as a case model
3) To build capacity within the village community to operate, maintain and manage the resource recycling facility
4) To develop a resource recycling programme based on the model case for implementation to other new villages nationwide.
Activities
1) Pre-project discussions with the New Village committee. This is to ensure full cooperation and support of the committee. To be effective and sustainable, the educational and management programme will be developed in cooperation with the village committee. The whole village community will be kept informed about the project right from the beginning and they will participate in the educational activities and in the waste separation.
2) Raise awareness and to educate the New Village community on solid waste and clean living environment. This will include organizing information sessions through interview with the community of Kg. Baru Bali, and holding workshops and exhibitions in the village. These activities can help to gain support and willingness of the community to participate in the project. The primary school of the village will also be targeted in the educational activity.
3) Collect information through:
4) Questionnaire surveys for social economic statistics and attitudes of the New Village community towards solid waste management and clean living environment
5) Interview to monitor for changes in the attitudes of the community before and after the educational activities, and at completion of the project.
6) Develop a management programme for resource recycling in consultation with the village committee. This will include:
7) Collect data to characterise and quantify the waste generated
8) Identify suitable methods for managing the solid waste
9) A pilot trial of composting using two common methods: Fermentation using effective microbes and in-vessel aerobic process
10) Resource recycling of waste collected.
11) Construct a facility in the New Village for managing solid waste and resource recycling.
12) Develop a programme for building capacity within the New Village community on resource recycling. This will include training on:
13) Separation of solid waste into wet and dry components at the source end
14) Management of the separated wastes, including collection, storage, and composting
15) Identify market outlets for recyclable wastes and compost produced. Monitor and evaluate the programme implementation and project progress for further improvement. This will involve:
16) Survey questionnaire and interview of residences for change in behaviour and attitude, and their approval of the solid waste management and facility in place
17) Assess the performance of the community in managing the various aspects of the solid waste management.
Outputs
A technical and financial solution to solid waste management for the community of Kg. Baru Bali.
A community that is aware of waste generation and the impacts on the quality of their living environment, and one that will practise resource recycling in managing their solid waste. A culture of clean environment through waste separation will be conforming to the Solid Waste Management & PC Act of Malaysia
A model case of community-based resource recycling for implementation in other New Villages in Malaysia
Towards creating a resource recycling society in Malaysia that will help the course to restrain global warming, conserve biodiversity, and prevent land degradation.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: THE TECHNOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase: Phase 5
Grant Amount: US$ 10,790.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 26,563.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 15,626.00
Project Number: MAL/SGP/OP5/STAR/CC/12/03
Start Date: 5/2012
End Date: 4/2014
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
Potentially influence the solid waste management policy in Malaysia, with this pilot project involving particularly "new village" in the country.
Replication of project activities
The project has high replication potential as the same can be applied for other multiple new villages across the country.
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