IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

1  Status of Open / Controlled Dumpsites in R4A as of June 2020

Table 1 – Status of OD/CDF per Province in R4A as of June 2020

 

PROVINCE TOTAL NUMBER OF LGUS OPERATIONAL OD/CDF CLOSED AND REHABILITATED CLOSED WITH
ON-GOING REHABILITATION
OPERATIONAL OD/CDF WITH ON-GOING REHABILITATION ABANDONED/

NO

REHABILITATION

NO OD/CDF; DISPOSES TO SLF

(CLUSTERING)

LGU WITH OWN SLF
Cavite 23 1 6 7 0 3 5 1
Laguna 30 1 9 6 1 0 10 3
Batangas 34 2 15 3 2 1 8 3
Rizal 14 0 4 2 0 1 7 0
Quezon 41 7 4 7 9 0 1 13
 Total 142 11 38 25 12 5 31 20

 

The table above shows the status of open / controlled dumpsites in CALABARZON region as of June 2020. As of June 2020, there are thirty-eight (38) closed and rehabilitated OD/CDF while twenty-five (25) OD/CDF are undergoing rehabilitation.  Five (5) LGUs have closed OD/CDF but no rehabilitation activity is done. Currently, there have been only eleven (11) OD/CDF recorded within the region. Thirty-one (31) LGUs have no disposal facilities and are disposing wastes to private SLFs. Twenty (20) LGUs have their own SLFs.

The OD/CDF monitored by this Office as of June 2020 is sixteen (16) out of the twenty-seven (27) target on the 2020 WFP.

2  Status of EMB-Funded Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in R4A as of June 2020

Table 2 – Status of EMB-Funded MRFs in R4A as of June 2020

 

PROVINCE RECIPIENT OPERATIONAL NOT ON-GOING
LGUS/BARANGAY OPERATIONAL CONSTRUCTION
Cavite 26 15 5 6
Laguna 23 12 1 10
Batangas 22 10 3 9
Rizal 14 8 0 6
Quezon 25 14 2 9
Total 110 59 11 40

 

As of June 2020, the Region has a total of one hundred ten (110) funded MRFs. Based on reports, fifty-nine (59) are functional while forty (40) are under construction. There are eleven (11) non-functional MRFs.  Last February 2020, letters were sent to concerned LGUs requiring them to make the facility functional.

The funded MRFs monitored by this Office as of June 2020 is seventy-eight (78) out of the one hundred ten (110) target on the 2020 WFP.

3  STATUS OF EMB-FUNDED SAFE CLOSURE AND REHABILITATION PLAN (SCRP) OF THE OPEN / CONTROLLED DUMPSITES OF LGUS IN R4A AS OF JUNE 2020

Table 3 – Status of EMB-Funded SCRP in R4A as of June 2020

 

PROVINCE RECIPIENT LGUS CLOSED & REHABILITATED CLOSED W/ ON-GOING REHAB OD IS OPERATIONAL BUT W/ ON-GOING REHAB ON-BIDDING PROCESS FUND WILL BE RETURNED TO EMB
Cavite 9 5 4
Laguna 13 8 3 1 1
Batangas 12 4 2 5 1
Rizal 3 2 1
Quezon 23 11 6 4 2
Total 60 30 16 10 3 1

 

From 2016 to 2018, a total of sixty (60) LGUs were provided with financial support to close and rehabilitate their open dumpsites. Every year, the Office monitors the compliance of the recipient LGUs. Thirty (30) dumpsites were already closed and rehabilitated while sixteen (16) were undergoing rehabilitation.  Also, 10 (ten) LGUs are still operating the open dumpsite but with on-going rehabilitation. Ten (10) are on bidding process for the SCRP of their open dumpsites. On the otherhand, the LGU of Balete, Batangas will return the financial assistance because the agreement with the lot owner to purchase the lot did not materialize. The lot owner died recently, and the siblings refused to proceed with the selling of the property.

The funded SCRPs monitored by this Office as of June 2020 is forty-eight (48) out of the sixty (60) target in the 2020 WFP.

4   Status Of Sanitary Landfills in R4A as of June 2020

Table 4 – Status of Sanitary Landfills in CALABARZON Region as of June 2020

 

PROVINCE LGU-OWNED PRIVATELY-OWNED TOTAL
OPERATIONAL ON-GOING CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTED / NOT YET OPERATIONAL CLOSED OPERATIONAL ON-GOING CONSTRUCTION CLOSED
CAVITE 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
LAGUNA 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 8
BATANGAS 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 10
RIZAL 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
QUEZON 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 19
TOTAL 22 8 1 1 9 0 2 43

 

 

*Both LGU & Privately-owned:

 

Operational 31
On-going Construction 8
Not yet Operational 1
Closed 3
Total 43

 

The Table above shows the status of SLFs in CALABARZON Region. As of June 2020, there are forty-three (43) SLFs in the Region. Eleven (11) are private and thirty-two (32) government/LGU owned. Thirty-one (31) SLFs are currently operational while eight (8) are on-going construction. All SLFs have Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) issued by this Office.

The sanitary landfills monitored by this Office as of June 2020 is thirty (30) out of the twenty-nine (29) in the 2020 WFP.

 

5  Ten-Year Solid Waste Management Plans Of Lgus

Table 5 – Status of the 10-Year SWMPs of LGUs in R4A as of June 2020

 

Province LGUs Approved plans Plans for completion of data, evaluation and endorsement to CO
Cavite 23 22 1
Laguna 30 30 0
Batangas 34 24 10
Rizal 14 14 0
Quezon 41 8 33
Total 142 98 44

 

The table above shows the status of the TYSWMP of LGUs in the region. As of June 2020, the total approved plans of the region are ninety-eight (98).  Forty-four (44) plans are for further evaluation, additional information and/or deliberation.

 

6  Updates on Solid Waste Enforcement and Education Program (Sweep) as of June 2020

Table 6 – SWEEP Implementation in R4A as of June 2020

 

MONTH UNCLEAN SITES CLEAN SITES IEC
TARGET ACCOMP TARGET ACCOMP TARGET ACCOMP
January 150 122 150 51 150 5
February 150 144 150 178 150 150
March 150 133 150 93 150 102
April 60 0 60 0 60 0
May 60 0 60 0 60 0
June 60 115 60 66 60 46
Total 630 514 630 388 630 303

 

For this year, SWEEP focused on monitoring of SWM facilities, resulting to reduced on-site targets. Each SWEEP has 5 sites to monitor per month. From January to March, the target is 150 sites, but the target was reduced to 60 sites per month on the second quarter of 2020 due to concern on Covid-19. Because of this pandemic, the targets were changed to 630 unclean sites, 630 clean sites and 630 IECs for the first semester of 2020.

 

As of June 2020, actual sites monitored at the end of the month is 514 unclean sites. However, the reported accomplishment is only 368. The difference of 146 unclean sites will be reflected for the month of July, 2020. For the cleaned sites, out of 388 that were actually cleaned by the end of June, only 152 sites were reported. The remaining 236 sites that were cleaned will be added in the month of July, 2020. In addition, only 303 IECs were conducted as the lockdown hinders all the field-related activities of this Office. Concerning backlogs in targets, the EnMOs committed to accomplish the targets observing proper safety protocols and utilizing social media in coordination and IEC campaign.

7   Photo Documentation of Activities

January 20, 2020

Monitoring of the Sanitary Landfill in Taysan, Batangas

The team is on top of a wastes-filled cell covered with soil.

January 24, 2020

 

Documentation and monitoring of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) / Eco-Center in Biñan, Laguna with the EEI Section highlighting the “Taal Eco-Bricks”

February 06, 2020

Target-setting of ESWM Section with Solid Waste Enforcers &

Educators Team – Environmental Monitoring Officers (SWEET-EnMOs) FY 2020

February 08, 2020

Technical Assistance on RA 9003 in the island of LGU Tingloy, Batangas

February 11, 2020

Technical Assistance on RA 9003 in the LGU of Cuenca, Batangas

February 11, 2020

Monitoring of the EMB-Funded MRF of Cuenca, Batangas

February 12, 2020

Monitoring of the EMB-Funded SCRP of the open dumpsite  in the LGU of Tuy, Batangas

February 27, 2020

School Caravan highlighting RA 9003 in Tagaytay City, Cavite with EEI Section

February 18, 2020

Meeting with NEDA 4A regarding the SWM projects and concerns of LGU Panukulan, Quezon

March 3, 2020

Monitoring of EMB-Funded MRF in the LGU of Gen. Trias City, Cavite

March 3, 2020

Monitoring of the Transfer Station in Trece Martires City, Cavite

March 4, 2020

Monitoring of EMB-Funded SCRP of the open dumpsite in Cavite City, Cavite

March 12, 2020

Monitoring of EMB-Funded MRF in San Pablo City, Laguna

 

8  Challenges (Issues And Concerns)

  1. Although there are several sanitary landfills in the Region, majority are not intended for clustering. Hence, most of the LGUs with no sanitary landfill operate open dumpsites and/or sometimes resort to open burning;
  2. Solid waste management remains the least priority of many LGUs hence with the least budget allocation especially during this time of pandemic;
  3. The practice of mixed collection of wastes discourages segregation at source;
  4. There are very limited markets for products produced from recycled materials;
  5. The limited markets for recyclable materials discourage segregation at source;
  6. IEC campaign seems insufficient to encourage the practice of SWM in households; and
  7. Limited financial opportunities/returns/incentives for those who are practicing SWM.

 

9 Recommendations

  1. There should be one centralized disposal facility (sanitary landfill) for every province;
  2. Incentives should be given to LGUs that will consider SWM as one of its top priority programs;
  3. Strengthen linkage with Office of the Ombudsman regarding the filing of case for non-complying LGUs to include the barangay level;
  4. Explore markets for products and recyclable materials. Provision of incentives could be considered;

 

In terms of IEC, tapping of television advertisements/promotions can be done in highly urbanized cities generating more wastes especially household special wastes during this time of pandemic;