Pererenan Green Village Project

The Mengwi village of Pererenan, with around 1000 households, has been chosen as MPH’s first project.

Pererenan Project

The Mengwi village of Pererenan, with around 1000 households, has been chosen as MPH’s first pilot project. Key members of the village community are ready to improve this situation, giving a great chance of success and to create a model that can be replicated across Bali.


  • The goal after one year is for the facility to be self sustained and have at least half the village community join.
  • Creating a working template, a working model that can be replicated in the Desa Desa´s across Bali and Indonesia.

What we are doing
In our first project, The MPH team is empowering Desa Pererenan with a complete functioning recycling and collection facility. The village has donated 4 Ara (400sqm) of land and a pick up vehicle. Role Foundation has donated a large shredder to help make good compost.

We are raising money to fund the next 12 months of operation. We need your support to prove our concept and to prove to the local desa and BLH, PU and DKB Government, that our model is more effective and efficient than the current TPA and end dumping system.

Our team of local volunteers has already built a waste bank and we are developing a pick up and separation strategy. We are working on a village managed accounting system (buku besar) for all materials and we are set to prove that the facility can financially break even and generate profit for the local Banjars and Desa.

By sorting waste at home and in business, recycling rates go up, costs go down and our villages can control the value of the materials.

Current Challenge
A typical Balinese village, some of the high-value materials are recycled, but most waste is collected by unregulated individuals with trucks. In the best case it joins Bali’s overflowing refuse centers TPA´s. In reality operators often dump it in mangroves and rivers to avoid the tipping charges and high fuel costs.

What has been achieved so far.
We start with 60 households and 6 Banjars in Desa Pererenan. Expanding the scheme to include more households as quickly as possible.

  • In mid 2016 MPH completed a self-funded 4-month proof of concept composting pilot, key to gaining trust and belief from Pererenan Village.
  • With that success, Pererenan Village has now donated a 4 Are (400 sqm) piece of land with a building and enough space to compost, as well as a collection vehicle.
  • Renovations have been completed on the donated building and land and it’s now ready to be operational. Starting with 10 households in November 2016, cover will quickly spread to more households.

MPH is currently raising funds to cover the first year’s expenses, after which the plan is for the program to be self-sustainable.

How is MPH Solving these complex issues:

The Green Village Project in Bali is first of its kind and we are developing a framework to roll out to other villages in Bali, how are we doing this:

Separation Strategies
With the right tools and principles households can separate waste, making it easy to compost, recycle and sell, and thus to extract the maximum value.

Practical solutions, learning by doing
We can solve Bali’s waste management problems with local working groups. A joint community effort is the solution to a better future.

Building designs and guidelines for waste management
Local infrastructure and efficient procedures are key for efficient waste management on a village level.

Location of Pererenan Green Village Project:

Pererenan Green Village Project

Pererenan Green Village Project