J. Bio. Env. Sci.14(4), 89-106, April 2019
The study is conducted generally to assess the solid waste characterization of brgy. 22, Cagayan de Oro City, to investigate the effectiveness of the mandate of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Program (RA 9003). Specifically, it sought to determine the (a) composition of the LGU’s overall waste generation, (b) weight and volume of wastes generated by the residents of brgy.22 per income level, per capita/day, (c) amount of waste that will be generated in the next ten (10) years and (d) assess the knowledge, practices and attitudes of selected households. The solid wastes characterization activities involved the courtesy call to the barangay officials, training of the Technical Working Group (TWG), household survey, a one-day pre-sampling workshop, seven –day solid wastes characterization, and data evaluation and analysis. Results of the study showed the overall waste generation of brgy. 22 is composed of 75.41% biodegradables, 24.03% non-biodegradables, and 0.56% special wastes. Non-biodegradables are mostly recyclables and residuals. The composition of wastes varies from plastics, cellophane, cans, papers, glass bottles, vegetables and fruit peelings, electronic waste and textile wastes. Result of the study also showed that low income level household has the highest solid waste generation followed by high income and middle income households. Based on the projections generated by the team, the projected waste will range from 242, 697kg in 2016 to 302, 585kg in 2026. There will be an increase of 24.68% of waste generation within 10 years for Barangay 22. The residents’ knowledge and attitude showed favorable response but their practices contradict to what the survey result indicates.
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