CDO City Council Enacts Ordinance Approving 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

CDO City Council Enacts Ordinance Approving 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

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As what was endorsed by the City Solid Waste Management Board (CSWMB), the 2014-2024 Solid Waste Management Plan has now been approved with the effect of the Ordinance No. 13130-2016 enacted by the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy. With this, the city of Cagayan de Oro now has its own 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan.

The said plan is in line with Section 166 of Republic Act 9003, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which stated that the city shall prepare the plan to ensure the efficient management of solid waste emphasizing on the reuse, recycling and composting program with landfill identification for residual waste.

Providing efficient and sustainable system that ensures the protection of the environment and of the public health, importantly the reduction of the amount of generated solid waste which requires disposal via increased source reduction, recycling, composting and utilization of resource recovery technologies and deal with the solid waste with adequate disposal capacity in a fair and environmentally protective system, undeviating with the statutory solid waste hierarchy, are just some of what the Solid Waste Management is aiming for.

Furthermore, it is targeting to build community awareness and encourage greater stakeholder’s involvement of the need to reduce the generation of waste and disposable practices. Also, to adopt stable and long-term funding mechanisms that provide ample revenue Solid Waste Management programs while in the duration of producing incentives for increased waste reduction and diversion.

Source: PIA

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