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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.

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