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Formulation of Policy/Guideline Documents (Finalized Draft) as of June 2014

The NSWMC/S has finalized 3 Guideline Documents out of the 7 targets. These are:

·        Evaluation of 10-year Solid Waste Management Plans

·        Governing Rules of the National Solid Waste Management Commission

·        Waste-to-Energy 

A series of policy forums will be conducted nationwide from July to September 2014 for the possible revision of the IRR of RA 9003.

Approval of 10-year Solid Waste Management Plans as of June 2014

Technical Assistance in the Development/Formulation/Updating of 10-yr SWM Plans including the conduct of WACS, Plan Preparation & Pre-WACS Orientation

·        Angono, Rizal

·        Tabuk, Kalinga Apayao

·        Tarlac

·        Bacoor City, Cavite

·        North Cotabato Province and constituent LGUs

·        Sultan Kudarat

Support in the Establishment of Sanitary Landfills and other Alternative Disposal Technologies as of June 2014

·        Sanitary Landfill (SLF) provides control over significant potential environmental impacts arising from the disposal operation as it considers the physical and hydro-geologic attributes of the site prior to landfill development. In line with this, the Solid Waste Management Section (SWMS) of NSWMCS together with EMB-Research and Development Division (RDD) conducted monitoring to come up with a more comprehensive database system on the operation of SLFs nationwide, generate baseline data to characterize leachate for formulation of policies/guidelines for leachate management and assess the effectiveness of leachate treatment systems of local SLFs. Said monitoring includes leachate samplings. The SWM coordinators or representatives from the concerned regional offices joined the team during the said monitoring.

·        A total of 57 SLFs sites were monitored in 2013 by a team from the NSWMCS and RDD of EMB, exceeding the 48 SLF sites targeted to be accomplished last year. (See Annex B: SLF Monitored for CY 2013)

·        Assessment of results of the SLF monitoring (CY 2013) was conducted on June 30, 2014. The following are the recommendations of the team base on the findings taken from the monitoring:

·        The EMB-EIAD Regional Office and SWM Coordinator is advised to conduct close monitoring on compliance on the operations of the SLFs specially those LGUs who still operating an open dumpsite instead of SLFs.

·        Continuous provision of technical guidance in operations of SLF based on the ECC conditions to LGUs and private operators of Sanitary Landfills and penalize those operators that are non-compliant with PD 1586 or Philippine EIA System as well as RA 9003.

·        The EMB is also recommended to continue advising the LGUs to enforce segregation at source particularly biodegradable wastes mixing with residual wastes being disposed at the SLF in order to minimize the generation of leachate.  

·        The EMB-RDD is requested to fast tract the results of leachate sampling analyses and come-up with policies/guidelines in proper handling the leachate management in all SLFs in the country. 

·        It is also requested for the RDD come up with interpretation on the results of analysis based on the DENR standard and the policy study.

RA9003 13th Year Anniversary

Program to be announced....

Newly approved 10 Year SW Plans from the Province of Compostela Valley - Municipalities of Monkayo and Maragusan

In compliance to RA9003 for the approval of Solid Waste Management Plans, The National Solid Waste Management Commission has awarded the municipalities of Monkayo and Maragusan of the province of Compostela Valley their appoved 10 year SWM plan Last December 13, 2013.

In their short messages, Both the Mayor of Monkayo and the MENRO of  Monkayo agreed to showcase their SWM plans to fellow Local Government Units to help them develop their own SWM Plan in line with the proper management of solid waste in their localities.


Approved 10 Year SWM Plan of Monkayo Compostela Valley being given to their Mayor


Approved 10 Year SWM Plan of Monkayo Compostela Valley being given to their MENRO

Batanes, National Solid Waste Management Commission to Sign Agreement to Manage Wastes

To further promote proper waste management in the Province of Batanes, the National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat (NSWMCS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Director Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna will be signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Provincial Government of Batanes led by Governor Vicente Gato on June 13, 2012.

The signing will be witnessed by Ms. Emelita  Aguinaldo, OIC-Executive Director of the NSWMCS, Regional Director Carlos Magno of EMB-Region 2 and Congresswoman Henedina  Abad of Batanes Province.

Under the MOA, parties have agreed to work towards the establishment of an Ecological Solid Waste Management System in the province. Among the components are segregation-at- source and segregated collection through the establishment of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) or Materials Recovery System (MRS). Also part of the undertaking is linking junkshops within the province to effectively manage its non-biodegradable and recyclable wastes. The implementation will be for the period of one year.

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Commission servicing all communities through various sectors in attaining a zero basura & its inter-connection to sustainable development & climate change


A collective of all sectors through commissions members implementation of zero basura

Programs / Projects

National Ecology Center

Public education is an essential part of an integrated solid waste management program. In order for an outreach program to be effective, it must promote actions on the part of the audience that are available and feasible. The overall objective of the IEC Campaign Program is to reeducate the main players on solid waste management from source generation to final disposal.

Preparation and Dissemination of IEC Materials (107.49% accomplished)

As of June 30, 2014, a total of 23, 648 copies of the different IEC materials on SWM were disseminated to the LGUs and other stakeholders thru seminars conducted and walk-in researchers.  

Conduct of National and Local Trade Fairs (100% accomplished)

To culminate the 13th Anniversary of RA 9003, a one (1) week exhibit on various best practices by LGUs, partners and projects related to SWM was held at the DENR lobby on February 10-14, 2014.

The NSWMC-Secretariat ventured an agreement with the Earth Day Jam Foundation for the conduct of Earth Day Jam 2014. An exhibit was conducted during the Earth Day Jam concert held on April 25, 2014 at Taguig City.