Jakarta produced less waste during the Idul Fitri holiday, with the amount of waste sent to Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java, decreasing from around 7,000 tons per day to between 1,200 and 2,000 tons.
The mudik (exodus) tradition, in which millions of people working in Jakarta go back to their hometown, corresponded with the low amount of waste produced in the capital during the holiday season.
Jakarta Environment Agency head Isnawa Adji said a day before Idul Fitri, the city still delivering 7,781 tons of waste to Bantar Gebang.
However, on the first and second day of Idul Fitri, the city only delivered 1,286 and 2,060 tons of waste respectively.
Isnawa said the amount of waste would increase a week after Idul Fitri.
He added city workers worked normal hours during the holiday season.
The agency has deployed 300 officers to monitor waste disposal at Bantar Gebang.
“As of today, the time spent by a garbage truck to queue, measure and dispose of waste is below an hour. This indicates that the waste management process in Bantar Gebang is running normally,” Isnawa said in his statement on Monday.