Waste management is crucial to anticipate the surge in waste quantity. Moreover, effective waste management holds significant economic value, creating opportunities for new employment. Therefore, not only the government but also the community plays a vital role in waste management within their environment. PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR), in collaboration with the Red Ant Environmental Care Foundation (YPL Semut Merah), organized a Workshop to Present the Results of the Waste Management Program Assessment from upstream to downstream in seven villages/neighborhoods in the Batangtoru Subdistrict, South Tapanuli. These areas include Wek I Village, Wek II Village, Wek III Village, Wek IV Village, Napa Village, Telo Village, and Aek Pining Village.
The presentation of assessment results marks the final stage of the waste management research, encompassing data collection, data processing, and the provision of recommendations or proposed programs. The presentation is conducted to ensure stakeholders are aware of the current waste management conditions and proposed improvement plans for the future. This allows them to understand their respective roles and functions in this program. In general, participants are very welcome for this program because currently Batangtoru District has a serious issue about waste emergency and hopes that there will be a follow-up results of this assessment. A total of 34 individuals representing various layers of the community from the seven villages/neighborhoods attended the event held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the Batangtoru Health Center Hall. Additionally, present at the event were the Subdistrict Head of Batangtoru Mara Tinggi, representatives from the Regional Environmental Agency (DLHD) of South Tapanuli, Batangtoru Health Center, Village/Urban Village Heads, Community Figures, Religious Leaders, Cadres, Family Welfare Movement (PKK), and Naposo Nauli Bulung (NNB).