The Jakarta Globe ·

Jakarta. A group of private waste haulers and street sweepers said Monday they would seek redress from the Jakarta Provincial Legislative Council (DPRD) after the city terminated their contracts in favor of letting the capital handle its own sanitation and waste removal. "We have invested a lot, including our recruitment of 4,457 sanitation workers, and the purchases of garbage trucks... and supporting units," Bandjar Marpaung, the head of the Sanitation Service Association (Hipenlasih) -- a trade group representing some 25 waste management firms that worked as contractors for the Jakarta administration -- said in Jakarta on Monday. "[The city] has inflicted losses on us with the termination of the contracts."