SEMARANG. The “Berseri” Trash Bank is one of the Rumah Zakat that built by facilitator of Rumah Zakat in Lopait Empowered Village, Tuntang Sub-district, Semarang District in order to empower the surrounding community in the field of economy and environment.
“This trash bank aims to reduce waste in the community so that the environment becomes clean. In addition, people can get additional income by saving the trash,” said Gatot Widodo as facilitator of Rumah Zakat.
Mrs. Temi (70yo), one of the bank’s customers, said “Alhamdulillah with the Trash Bank established by Gatot facilitator of Rumah Zakat together with KWT Bina Lestari can increase income. Every two weeks we save the trash in Berseri Trash Bank.” she revealed when met Thursday (28/09).
Berseri Trash Bank is located in RT 5 RW 3 Gudang hamlet, Lopait village precisely in the house of facilitator of Rumah Zakat’s house. The procedure for saving in Berseri Trash Bank is beginning by the members carrying trashes that can be sold for example plastic bottles, cardboard, iron, paper etc., then the trashes weighed according to the type and recorded in the savings book and the management book. For the saving deposit is agreed to be taken ahead of Idul Fitri.
According to Mrs. Sri Lestari (45yo) of the daily management of Bank Sampah, “Alhamdulillah, Berseri Trash Bank founded by facilitator of Rumah Zakat together with KWT Bina Lestari is already operating, the members enthusiastically bring the garbage to be saved. I really hope Rumah Zakat always supports the programs that we initiated,” she said.
Newsroom / Ai Ratih Rusmayanti