Municipal Solid Waste Management Program (MSWMP)
WHAT IS ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT?
Refers to the Systematic Administration of activities which provide for segregation at source, segregated transportation, storage, transfer, processing, treatment, and disposal of solid waste and all other waste management activities which do not harm the environment.
APPROACHES TO ESWM:
Segragation of waste of at source. All the members of the household must be informed how to segragate wastes into composable, non-recycable, recycable and special and hazardous wastes.
There must be a separated container for each type of waste. Segregated recycables must be properly cleaned before storing them in their respective containers.
Recyclable waste materials should be taken to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in every barangay or cluster of barangays where they are received, sorted, processed and stored efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner.
Compostable wastes on the other hand, should be composted either in the backyard
Hazardous wastes are further screened and sent to appropriate hazardous waste treatment plants..
THE RESIDUAL WASTES OT THE NON-RECYCLABLE AND NON-COMPOSTABLE WASTES SHALL BE TRANSFERRED TO A LONG-TERM STORAGE OR DISPOSAL FACILITY OR ENGINEERED SANITARY LANDFILL (ESL)
WASTE AVOIDANCE AND THE THREE (3) R’s SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT:
Avoid disposable goods such as throw away razors, pens, diapers, etc. Eliminate household toxic waste from the garbage stream.
Avoid products that are made from non-renewable resources.
Reduce the amount of unnecessary packing
Adopt practices that reduces waste toxicity
Consider reusable products.
Maintain and repair durable products.
Reuse bags, containers and other items.
Barrow, rent or share items use infrequently.
Sell or donate goods instead of throwing them out.
Choose recycable products and containers and recycle them.
Select products made from recycable materials.
Do not burn.
Compose yard trimmings, food scraps and other biodegradable wastes.
Implementation of RA 9003 Compliance to EO 26 & EO 23 Solid Waste Management Activities