Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions. If you have a question that’s not addressed here, please contact us.

We want to establish a similar program / facility in our community. What is the first step we need to take?

  • Step 1: Get a local leader on board with your plan. Contact the local village & find the gatekeepers.
  • Step 2: Get a KSM in your village on board with adopting the system. Kelompok Swadaya Masyarakat groups can register their movement and cause at the local village office by Indonesian Law. Download a KSM template.
  • Step 3: Contact us for a free consultation with your team (local leader & KSM)

Are there any volunteer opportunities?

MPH is always happy to receive assistance and expertise from reliable, committed volunteers. We cannot promise anything Please advise how long you will be in Bali and what skills you have to help MPH. Learn more about volunteering.

I live in Pererenan and would like my waste to be collected by MPH

Ok that’s great. We provide a paid collection service to households that are not part of the local Banjar. Your fees go towards continuous improvement and expansion of the MPH program. If you would like to find out more please contact us.

I live in [somewhere outside Pererenan or other MPH hubs] and would like my waste to be collected by MPH

Sorry we do not currently service your area but you might want to check with Eco Bali.

How does the program work?

We work with a local banjar or desa (village) to develop and manage an integrated & decentralized waste management level.

The idea is to empower each household in a community to take responsibility of the waste they produce, whilst at the same time giving incentive to the banjar or village to adopt the system sustainably.

Merah Putih Hijau provides the technical & consultation support, including setting up a waste management center, recruiting and training the management team and providing the technological solution to ensure accountability is achieved.

The community that adopts this system will see improved value in waste management through marketable compost production and selling of recyclables.

What do you do with the waste you’ve collected?

For the non-organic materials, we’ll sort them out into different categorical bins and then sell them to recycling factories in Jawa island.

The organic materials collected will be converted into (certified?!) organic compost, which can then be sold to the market.

The ones that can’t be managed will be then transferred to the landfill.