Roxas City— Recently, Tapaz’s 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan has been approved by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), completing the plans of all local government units (LGU) for the province of Capiz.
According to the After undergoing drafting, creation, planning, deliberation, consultation, revision and proposal, the 10-year plans of 17 LGUs of Capiz have now been approved by NSWMC.
Said plans were made in compliance to Article III, Section 16 of Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Per R.A. 9003, every LGU will adopt a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program to “ensure the protection of public health and the environment and the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste through the formulation and adoption of the best environmental practices in ecological waste management”.
Per Sec. 16 of the Local Government Solid Waste Management Plans, the province, city or municipality, through its local solid waste management boards, shall prepare its respective 10-year solid waste management plans.
Prior to the creation of Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (CapENRO), only the Municipality of Jamindan had an approved 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan.
However, through the efforts of the municipalities, the guidance of CaPENRO and the support of the provincial government, all LGUs eventually complied with NSWMC’s requirement.
According to CapENRO, this new development will help in “creating an ecologically sustainable and resilient Capiz”. (TCT Staff with CaPENRO)