Waste mgmt plans of 9 C. Luzon towns earn approving body’s nod
The 10-year Solid Waste Management (SWM) plans of nine towns from Region III has been approved by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC).
A statement issued last Wednesday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources identified these towns as Dilasag, Dipaculao and San Luis of Aurora province; Angat and Guiguinto of Bulacan; and Bongabon, General Natividad, Guimba and Talugtog of Nueva Ecija.
Essentially a system for recycling, composting and disposal of solid wastes, the SWM plan is in compliance with Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, the implementation of which will be overseen by the NSWMC.
The nine Central Luzon towns join seven other local government units from the rest of Luzon whose SWM plans covering the period 2014 to 2027 have been approved by the NSWMC, which the DENR heads.
“The Commission has given its approval because the plans are doable and include detailed actions for the next 10 years,” DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGU Concerns Benny Antiporda said in the statement.
He said the DENR, particularly the Solid Waste Management Division of the Environmental Management Bureau, will closely monitor the implementation of the approved SWM plans.
Cancellation and filing of charges against concerned local officials await improper or non-implementation of an approved SWM plan.
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