Environmental Management of Local Administrative Organization : A Case Study of Solid Waste Management of MuangNongkai

Rattana Phonchanarat

Abstract


Abstract

The objective of this study is to investigate the environmental management and solutions of solid waste of Nongkai municipality. Data were initially obtained from the analysis of the relevant documents, in-depth interviews with executives who are involved in the research, and experiences of those involved in the direct management of the waste, before being synthesized and presented in the form of a descriptive report.

          The results of study on the environmental management of local administration, a case study on the management of solid waste of Nongkai municipality demonstrated that the management of solid waste is still inefficient because of the following reasons: first, the municipality itself did not implement the waste management plan of the country as a framework for long-term management; second, there are less coordination and integration between the government agencies and the private sectors; and finally, the allocated budget is not sufficient nor supported by government subsidies through the financial support mechanisms according to the provincial environmental management action plan. What the municipality had done in the past is only considered a solution at hand. This is mainly due to a small number of waste collection vehicles, a faster degradation of the waste, and a capacity to collect waste once a day. As a result, it leads to the production of a greater amount of residual waste, pet ferret problems and diseases, the lack of ongoing public relations campaign which consequently results in the absence of real understanding in the management of solid waste, and the majority of population believes that it is a sole duty of the municipality to manage solid waste hence causing them the lack of awareness on waste screening and separation at first hand. In addition, most of them do not cooperate in paying the waste collection fee.

So the way to solve this problem should start right from a clearer announcement of policy. There is a clear assignment of responsibility for operations. All sectors of the municipality are working hand-in-hand to resolve the issues by using the concept of source, central, and destination waste management in order to ensure minimal or no residual waste. In addition, the municipality is also required to promote the continuous and thorough understanding and involvement in the recognition of problems. As a result, this will lead to the continuity and sustainability of solving and managing the problems.

 

Key words :  Management,Environmental,Local Administrative Organization


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