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Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Discipline: Multidisciplinary Studies

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (JMDS) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal which aims to publish biannually finest research articles in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology and other subject areas. Submitted papers should describe original and previously unpublished works, not currently under review by another

JMDS provides a platform for dissemination of research findings, new research areas and techniques, conceptual developments and articles with practical applications and contribution to society.


Abstract
Solid Waste Generation Rate in Ozamiz City, Philippines
Victoria E. Matunog, Anthony L. Awa

Improper waste disposal is one of the most important concerns in almost all areas in the Philippines. Republic Act (R. A.) No. 9003, otherwise known as the “Philippine Ecological Waste Management Act of 2000” required Local Government Units (LGUs) to establish a Local Government Solid Waste Management Plan (LGSWMP). Within this context, the local government of Ozamiz City in partnership with Misamis University undertook this study to gather data, on the current status of solid wastes, and to make a projection on the amount of wastes which will be collected for the next ten years. Result showed that among the four categories, biodegradable predominates followed by residual wastes. The household wastes constituted 88.9% by weight and 85.9% by volume of the total wastes. These results can be used in establishing a comprehensive and sustainable Solid Waste Management (SWM) plan which requires appropriate strategies and mechanics in addressing the problem on waste disposal.

KEYWORDS: biodegradable, recyclable, residual, special solid wastes, waste disposal.
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