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A Chopping Machine at Rumah Kompos Taro


A chopping machine used to make compost was paid for and delivered to Rumah Kompos Taro as promised.  The machine will allow organic trash, separated from inorganic trash, to quickly become compost which, in turn, will be distributed to local farmers.  The farmers are using the compost to replace chemical fertilizers on their crops.  All of Taro benefits from a cleaner environment and healthier, chemical free fruits and vegetables.  All of Bali benefits because less refuse will enter already overflowing landfills. For who in Ubud  area want some compost to started your home vegetables gardening please contact Wayan Wardika at Rumah Kompos Taro.


Rumah Kompos Taro




Name               :  Rumah Kompos Taro

Location           :  Agricultural area of Tegal Dukuh, Br. Taro Kaja, Taro, Kec.Tegalalang, Gianyar, Bali

Operator          :  I Wayan Wardika

Contact HP      : 087861445333

Contact Email  :


1. I Wayan Wardika


  1. I Wayan Warta
  2. I Nyoman Widana Yasa
  3. Gede Defri Adesta
  4. I Wayan Baru Redana


About Romah Kompos Taro

Rumah Kompos Taro is founded to take part in the environmental issue, especially trash disposal in the local village of Taro. The Rumah Kompos collects their trash, educates the people to separate their waste and to recycle their garbage. Hoping that they don’t dump their trash to the nature i.e river, banks etc.


Our Vision    :

  • Become the Pioneer in waste management in the village of Taro.
  • Reducing and if possible stopping disposal of trash to the nature especially river and water passage
  • Educate the people in the environmental awareness by participating in separating the organic, non organic and recycled items.


Misi              :

  1. To collect the villagers waste, so that they don’t burry, throw to nature or even worst burn their waste.
  2. Providing a practical education how to handle waste by identifying different types of trash and start separating them from the house hold and spread this habit to every other member of the family.
  3. Facilitate the costumer with 2 different bins to separate the organic and non organic waste at their house hold, and watch their separation every time we collect their trash
  4. To buy their recycled items at a reasonable price, which we put on a saving account for every house hold.


The Cycle of Waste Management System at Rumah Kompos Taro:

  1. Trash Collection:

The trash are picked up by a team of a driver accompanied by an assitant to collect the trash from each house hold. The team not only collect the trash, but at the same time monitoring the separation quality of the trash by the family. The team then put the record of it.

We pick up the trash twice a week where we equally divide the costumer into 2 zones: Zone A every Monday and Thursday, while the Zone B every Tuesday and Friday.

  1. Separation:

          At The Source:

We educate and encourage our costumer to practice a new habit: “separating the the trash” Once they get use to it, handling the trash afterward is much easier. Especially the recycle items, if they put it one side during separation, we will come back to buy it from them so it can also make money. The Organic trash is collected in the bin with a green liner in it, while the non organic one is collected in a separate bin with red color liner. We will replace the liner with the new ones each time we collect their trash. Two different identification colour liners which over flows the trash container helps the family to throw and separate their waste at their respective bins.

      At Rumah Kompos Facility:

Once the trash is collected from our costumers. The trash is carefully segregated again for Organic, plastic, recycleable items or reuseable one. We have a team of 2  to do this final separation in our facility at Rumah Kompos Taro. They are making sure that the organic watse doesn’t contain any plastic whatsoever. At the same time, the non organic waste is totally everything we can not do anything about. And they are ready to dispose at the landfield at TPA Temesi Gianyar.

The recycleable items we collected from the costumer is seperated in to details by its kind, colour and type: PET, HDPE, Aluminium cans, metal, mineral water cups etc. Each types of them has different price once we sell them.

  1. Disposal:

The garbagge separation which begins from its source in each house hold and then pass through our facility again for more detailed separation. This activity is proven to be an effective way to reduce the dumping of watse into the landfield up to 30%. Because the organic items, recycleable and reuseable items stay in the facility in the village. It is shown by the fact, that every 4 pick ups truck full of trash collected from the costumer leaves only 1 pick up truck of residue of trash that needs to go to the landfield. If every village can reduce their waste to the dump ground up to 30% it will certainly slow down the volume of trash wasted.

  1. Composting:

Because we already separate the organic waste since the firs place. Most of the trash has generally divided into organic and non organic items. The collection of these organic waste will soon turn into a compost. A stable natural fertilizer which we will mianly use for local’s agriculture activities.

  1. Closing:

The final cycle which our team is carrying out at Rumah Kompos is closing. The team ensure that they nicely wash the liners and the sacks we use to collect the trash, so that they are ready to be used again for the next day collection. We also making sure all the trash are nicely tied up secured for any dogs try to mess them arround.

Songbawong Karangasem Water Project

This project will capture spring water high up in Bali’s Gulinton region and gravity feed down to the existing Sombawong system. This will provide additional water during the dry season allowing further distribution tanks to be added. Thus providing clean drinking water to a further 50 families.

this project is fully funded through the support of the Colorado Springs Interquest Club in Colorado USA.

Our projects reflect the wide range of Rotary service areas

We have several projects in development right now, from water, sanitation and hygiene in Bali schools and villages, to maternal and child health and hygiene in East Bali and impoverished villages on neighboring Sumba – our plate is close to full but with some projects coming to a close we are starting some more as you read this.

Water, basic health services and education in Karangasem have been a long term interest and a broadening focus for the club.

Yes we work with the Ubud Rotoractors to support child education

For more details on our projects, how we decide the clubs priority, our stewardship process and how you can get involved, please contact us at

Projects in Need of Funding

Projects at Bali Ubud Sunset

Some of the following projects are in desperate need of funding. Once outside the tourist areas, Bali is still very poor and very 3rd World. Villages with no water; schools with no water; schools with no writing materials or book; elders with cataracts so they are basically blind and need constant care from other villagers; villagers with other vision problems sometimes remedied just by glasses; school buildings that leak in the rainy season and need roof repairs and a new paint job to brighten the classrooms; and HIV, which is still expanding in Bali because of ignorance and lack of knowledge or medicines! Won’t you please contact us to see how easy it is to help these wonderful people?

What can you or your club do?  You are very welcome to help us with any of these projects where 100% of the monies goes directly to the Balinese that actually need the help.  Please look at: and decide which project(s) you wish to help with, then contact us.

We are expanding this list with more details to come:

  • Happy children!

    Bali Children’s Project. (  The Bali Children’s Project is a non-profit charity registered in USA and Indonesia. The organization originated in the early 1990s, when Joyce Scott and John Cooke recognized children unable to access school. They saw a cycle of rural poverty driven by lack of education, especially for young girls.  They are the first victims when families are forced to economize in times of financial hardship by taking their children out of school and directly to low paying work.  We currently have an application in for a Rotary district grant for 6 junior high students.  Also, not only do they help sponsor children to go to school by supplying all  they need that their parents cannot afford, they also build and supply libraries at schools, deliver HIV education, and do teacher training.

  • Basic Health Services – Through a local regional charity, Rumah Sehat Foundation, Ubud Rotary has started a program to provide basic clinic, particularly mothers and infants, services to the less fortunate communities in Karangasem Region in East Bali. They provide a ranges of assistance including Healthy days for villages with medical doctors, nurses, dentists, etc., free medication, and where special help is needed make arrangements and in some cases financial assist. A healthy day cost depends on the size of the village, so for say 500 people in the day will cost from $2500 to $4000.

They have also recently opened a vocational school to provide training in English and basic computer skill to better prepare the early school leavers for a career in hospitality in the local resort industry. Scholarships are $100 per student for the 6 month program.

  • Eye Testing at Fawcett Mobile Clinic

    Eye Testing at Fawcett Mobile Clinic

    Support John Fawcett Foundation. JFF has mobile labs that travel around Bali to small villages and does eye exams, supplies glasses and does cataract surgeries! Our club wants to sponsor at least two village visits this year. Cost is US$2,500 per village which covers approximately 400 consultations, medication, glasses and up to 20 cataract operations on the day. All operational expenses are covered by JFF. We are hopeful of doing 2 more this Rotary year, one with a District Grant and one from International support. Next year will be similar.

  • MobileLibraryKidsBooksMobile Library Rotaract project – The mobile library is an Ubud Rotaract Club initiative where Ubud Rotary assist with funding new books for the library (boxes of books) and writing material (paper and pencils) for schools Provide writing paper and pencils to primary school children in poor schools. US$650 will provide writing material and pencils for about 1500 students.
  • Starting them early

    Starting them early

    Hygiene Program. We support various hygiene programs, generally school based, by providing toothbrushes, toothpaste and hand soap to schools and communities in needy areas. This may involve members and guests going to schools with one of our local Ubud Rotaracts to deliver the hygiene program. We then give out toothbrushes, etc. and have the kids practice. Less than US $300 would provide materials for about 200 of children. This may also providing materials to a foundation for their programs, such as, Rumah Sehat.

  • Sumba Kids enjoy bathing and splashing in water from wells funded by - who else - Rotary!

    Sumba Kids enjoy bathing and splashing in water from wells funded by – who else – Rotary!

    Water projects for Karangasem East Bali. The Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset has been involved in water projects in the Karangasem region of East Bali for a number of years. Over many years a rapport has been established with the local communities and through a respected local person a priority list has been established. Effectively the club project team solicits funds from international donors, mainly Rotary clubs, and works with the villagers, who mainly live in the mountains on the upper slopes. During the dry season, for up to 8 months they often have the fetch water from the rivers in the valleys which for some villagers may result in a 3-4 hours walk every day to bring water up to their family. We help to find an acceptable solution with a design and scope. A local hardware store is then engaged to supply the given scope with progress payments and a final reconciliation after the work is checked and functioning correctly. The village members do the installation while club members provide technical support and assist with commissioning. Over the past 11 years there have been 16 projects completed and all continue to supply water as designed. Project costs have varied from US$1500-10000 depending on if a well must be drilled or water can be collected from a spring, how many distribution tanks are needed and how much pipe is required to distribute the water. The average system provides water to 80 to 400 families.

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    Water and Sanitation projects for schools. Many schools have limited or no access to clean drinking. And few have toilet facilities. These projects vary in scope and cost and in the past involved Global Grants. Many schools have no water supply and even those with a government connection find the supply unreliable and not suitable for drinking. The scope of such projects may be as simple as installing a head tank through to drilling a bore, pumps tanks and a sanitation block. Costs depend on scope, location and have ranged from US$1,000 up to 30,000 for a GG. We currently do not have such a project.

  • Kids reading their new books in Tenganan

    Kids reading their new books in Tenganan

    Rural Area Kindergarten and school books and paper and pencils. The aim of this project is to supply reading books and stationery materials to schools in remote areas. These villages do not have the opportunity to see the tourist dollar and therefore struggle to purchase materials needed to assist with learning.10,000,000 rp = US$743.

  • Kindergarten children at Laplapan get their helmets thanks to the Viceroy

    Kindergarten children at Laplapan get their helmets thanks to the Viceroy

    Helmet Project Protect. The aim of this project is to supply helmets to all children between the ages of 3 and 6 in an effort to protect them in case of motor bike accidents. Sunset Rotary Ubud involved in the distribution to two groups of grade 1 students, in 2015. This year we have distributed 100 helmets to year 1 students in Ubud and a further 100 to a kindergarten in Tegallalang. In addition the child safety the program offers corporate and rotary sponsors to have their logos on the helmets, thus attracting corporate sponsorship. The helmets cost approximately 90,000 rp each (about US$7) with the sponsors and Rotary stickers affixed.

  • HIV Prevention and care for women– distribute HIV info to key populations, one-step HIV/STI treatment services, comprehensive medical and psychosocial support for people who are identified as HIV positive. HIV prevalence, i.e. the percentage of the total population infected, is the second highest in Indonesia after Papua. The rates of HIV are high in high risk populations like gay men (26%), people who inject drugs (50%) and female sex workers (15%) but we are also seeing increasing numbers of housewives infected presumably by their husbands. One survey of pregnant women found 0.7% positive for HIV, nearly 1 in 100. 80,000,000rp = US$6,000.
  • Easy to catch AIDs in prisons

    Easy to catch AIDs in prisons

    HIV for prisons– To eliminate barriers to access to care for those at risk for HIV infection and to provide free and early HIV testing and treatment to save lives and prevent the spread of HIV in Bali. Since Bali prisons have no budget for health services means that when they leave prison they may be HIV carriers which will infect more people. 36,000,000 rp = US$2,700

  • Bali Peduli– To eliminate barriers to access to care for those at risk for HIV infection and to provide free and early HIV testing and treatment to save lives and prevent the spread of HIV in Bali. Budget needed – up to 179,500,000 rp = US$13,135. Includes HIV testing, STI testing, x-ray exams, monitoring of HIV patients, and HIV and TB awareness training in seven district prisons.