Public Participation to Create a Model Community of Solid Waste Management in Takong Subdistrict Administration Organization, Nakhon Pathom Province
The objectives of this study wasto the study waste management by participation of people in Takong Subdistrict Administration Organization, Nakhon Pathom Province. This paper is qualitative research was collected using the in-depth interview technique. The semi-structured questions were designed to obtain information from the key informants. A purposive sampling method was used to select 5 executives ofTakong Subdistrict Administration Organization, Nakhon Pathom Province. The research result proved that theLocal government practices in Thailand have become more networking or governance-oriented since the promulgation of the Constitution of 1997 and the Decentralization Plan and Process Act of 1999. Several local governments have applied modern concepts of New Public Management (NPM) in order to perform their tasks. Public Private Partnership is, therefore, regarded as a mode of governance for the sake of successful public service delivery. The waste problem in Takong Sub District Administration Organization, Nakhon Pathom Province had risen considerably due to the rapid increase in population, a trend that may continue in the future. The causes of the problem are many; lack of proper disposal units, limited budget, personnel and landfill areas.
Keywords - Public Participation, Solid Waste Management