Keberkesanan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal dan Pembersihan Awam Selepas Akta 72: Kajian di Majlis Perbandaran Batu Pahat, Johor
Effectiveness of Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management after Act 672: A Study at Batu Pahat Municipal Council, Johor
Keywords:solid waste, public cleansing, Act 672, environmental effectiveness, Batu Pahat
Waste management and public cleansing in Malaysia is a chronic environmental issues that require an integrated approach to ensure the sustainability of the environment. The diversity of issues and approaches had been implemented but increasing levels of waste and public hygiene is still not up to the expected satisfaction. The Government action to proclaim a specify act of the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act (Act 672) in 2007 is the appropriate action to address the issue of solid waste and public cleansing in Malaysia. Generally, this study attempts to see how far the implementation of this act has had a positive impact to address the problem of solid waste and public cleansing. To achieve this, a study was conducted in Batu Pahat Municipal Council which aims to identify the effectiveness of solid waste management and public cleansing after the implementation of Act 672. In addition, the study also aims to assess the level of awareness and public perception of solid waste management and public cleansing in the study area. A total of 100 questionnaires were used through simple random sampling among residents in selected residential areas. The findings show that local communities have a high awareness of solid waste management and public cleansing. However, this awareness does not have an impact on the effectiveness of solid waste management and public cleansing because of the constraints that limit the implementation of Act 672.