Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Solid waste management for sustainability in Kuala Pilah District, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia


Noor Aniza Hassan 1, Khai Ern Lee 1,2*, Mazlin Moktar 1, Choo Ta Goh 1

Recieved Date: 2018-01-18, Accepted Date: 2018-03-22


Solid waste management has become a major concern in Malaysia, especially in urban areas. The issue of solid waste management becomes more complex when existing landfills are no longer able to accommodate the solid waste generated. Limited land thus becomes a major problem in opening a new landfill. Many existing landfills in Malaysia are no longer suitable because most of these landfills have exceeded the allowable span. The present study covers the area in the district of Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. This study was conducted to determine the performance of solid waste management in Kuala Pilah since there is no study conducted concerning solid waste management issue just yet whereby the existing landfills have already exceeded the expected life span and need to be addressed. However, prior to proceeding to the opening of a new landfill site, there are many issues that need to be addressed, especially the sustainability. Though local authority faces a major problem due to lack of financial resources, they always try to give the best services to the community whereby their effort was indicated by the decreasing of complaints in municipal service. The findings are instrumental to help in managing solid waste and landfill towards sustainability and assist stakeholders in achieving the objectives of the Local Agenda 21.


Solid waste management, landfill, sustainability, environment

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2018
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 163-167

Full text for Subscribers

Note to users

The requested document is freely available only to subscribers / registered users with an online subscription to this Journal. If you have set up a personal subscription to this title please enter your user name and password ( All abstracts are available for free.

Article purchasing

If you like to purchase this specific document such as article, visit the site Software and compilation, Science & Technology, all rights reserved. Your use of this website details or service is governed by terms of use. Authors are invited to check from time to time news or information.

Purchase this Article:   20 Purchase PDF Order Reprints for 15

Share this article :