The garbage in the area of Seminyak Beach, Legian, Kuta during the period of December 22, 2013 until January 15, 2014, in total have reached more than 1,000 tons. The garbage continues to pile up along the coast, the worst is in Kuta.
According to the Head of the Rapid Reaction Unit (URC) Badung Sanitation and Gardening Department (DKP) Made Gede Dwipayana, the volume of waste has increased every day. Even the increase reached 200 percent every day. “If since its coming it was 10 tons every day. But now it rises 200 percent, so the average is about 30 tons of waste transported per day,” said Dwipayana.
He added that the garbage piled up to about 30 tons per day spread not only in Kuta area, but also along Legian Beach and Seminyak. “If we make the total, we have transported more than 1,000 tons from December to January,” he said. It is estimated that the brunt of garbage will still happen until February and mid March. Therefore, the URC team of DKP Badung will continue to deploy 21 personnel on standby to back up hygiene personnel in Kuta. The withdrawal of URC personnel will be done if the beach is back to normal conditions.
Previously, rubbish in the Kuta area in particular has been highlighted by a number of tourists. Travelers are amazed at the piles of garbage on the beach, especially tourists who had their first time to Bali.
Chief of Kuta Beach Task Force I Gusti Ngurah Ngurah Tresna recently said most of the visitors who’ve been and living in Bali can tolerate this condition. “It’s called a natural phenomenon. The most important thing is how the cleaners from DKP Badung and others can swiftly prepare personnel and operational equipment, so that the pile of garbage can be quickly cleaned up,” he said.