2022 IJRSE – Volume 11 Issue 9
Special IJRSE Luminary Issue
Available Online: 15 April 2022
Salinas, Edilberto H.
Nueva Vizcaya State University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study was undertaken in order to come up with an assessment of the levels of implementation of and community participation in the Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Act in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, involving 76 local government officials and 76 community members. Results showed that the level of implementation of the provisions of Republic Act 9003 along with municipal profiling, segregation, and storage, composting, and waste management facilities, is very high, while in terms of the level of participation, the provisions of the Republic Act 9003 along with segregation, waste reduction, reusing, recycling, and disposal, is high. Further, there is a significant difference between the assessments of the implementers and community members on the level of implementation of Republic Act 9003 along with municipal profiling, segregation & storage of waste, composting, and waste management facilities. Results likewise showed that the generation of a large amount of waste is brought by increased population and increased economic activity. Despite the efforts exerted by local government units, lack of discipline and poor imposition of fines are factors that affect community participation. Finally, efforts done by the local government units to address solid waste management problems include zero-plastic policy, no-segregation-no-collection policy, supporting organic fertilizer production, and giving of awards and recognition. Meanwhile, community members practice the use of eco-bags and recycled plastic wares and containers for gardening purposes.
Keywords: community members, community participation, implementation, local government officials, Solid Waste Management Act
Cite this article:
Salinas, E. H. (2022). Solid Waste Management Act in Nueva Vizcaya: Setting lenses on implementation and community participation. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(9), 85-95. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.816