Sanitation for Resident of Neglasari Districts
Through provision of better public service, the project is expected to slowly improve the sanitation of the Neglasari District where this landfill is located. Currently, the limited waste-water management and open landfill have contributed to the poor health conditions and low productivity of the residents and farmers due to various sanitation-related diseases, including high typhoid cases albeit being closest to the Indonesia’s capital city.
The Project is expected to control and counter these negative environmental impacts. This help to build a foundation to foster a healthy community environment and economic growth, helping to meet Indonesia’s SGD target.
Work Opportunities in a new sector
The Project with it’s labor-intensive Material Recycling Facilities will add additional 400+ job openings for professional, skilled operators, and workers. This helps to create snow-balled economy in this industrial city. The Project will become a new economic driver, first of its kind, in City of Tangerang as well as in Indonesia.
This waste-to-energy project have been carefully conceptualized to include the participation of the recycling industry. Less than 30% of incoming waste are destined for combustion, and material re-utilization in various forms: building materials, recyclables, soil conditioners, are expected to be significant
Renewable Power and Climate Protection Impacts
The Project generates power from both combustion of plastic-rich fractions and decomposition of food-wastes into water and biogas. The project is expected to export between 30-35MW of these new and renewable power, and displace the coal-dominated grid power.
Through the capture of methane into biogas, the project is expected to avoid 12 million ton CO2 during its 25 years lifetime.
Avoidance of Landfill Expansion
With a projected increase of waste generation similar to other major cities, and despite of efforts to reduce waste at the source, the City of Tangerang will still requires an expansion of its current landfill, if the waste management methods is done without significant reduction at the downstream.
The implementation of the Project can solve this issue, with a waste destruction rate of at least 85%, it is projected that in 25 years of operation, the Project will not require an additional landfill expansion. This significantly reduces the social and environmental impact caused by landfill expansion and can sustain the land use in the City of Tangerang for other more productive activities.