Municipal solid waste management program implementation in the Philippines: Basis for an intervention program

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Municipal solid waste management program implementation in the Philippines: Basis for an intervention program

Dennis M. Bacuyag DPA, Lemuel Rey O. Maranion
J. Bio. Env. Sci.20( 4), 18-29, April 2022.
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The study scrutinized the implementation of the solid waste management program components and determines the gaps of implementation in Maddela, Quirino in the Philippines. From a survey of 483 respondents who are household and ESWM implementers, the study revealed that the extent of implementation of the solid waste management program in Maddela, Quirino, though it shifted from Partially Implemented (PI) to fully Implemented (FI) ESWM program implementation in the pass three (3) years were hindered by problematic issues of inadequate efforts to organize community-based ESWM programs, lack of financial and human resources to implement programs, and failure to strictly implement the basic policy of “No Segregation, No Collection”. The problems that limit the implementation have relation to the LGUs utilization of its budget or finances, and the capability of its personnel, and adequacy of equipment to implement the ESWM Components and Sub-components. Moreover, the hindrances could be overcame by heeding the proposed most important measures which were directed to enforcement or strict implementation of policy, provisions of ESWM facilities, organizing barangay-based ESWM implementing structures, and involving the private sector in recycling and materials recovery. The study recommends that the LGU can sustain or enhance its extent of implementation by strengthening its organization structure, capacitating its implementing unit, and providing adequate financial support to its implementing agencies. That in implementing the proposed measures will improve/intensify the extent of ESWM implementation in municipality of Maddela.


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