Trainers train on Waste Analysis Characterization Study
By Sabina B. Balbalin
Bontoc, Mountain Province- The completion of the Ten-Year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan of the provincial government and the local government units (LGUs) in the province is hoped following the first Trainer’s Training on Waste Analysis Characterization Study (WACS) last September 30 – October 2, 2015 here.
At least 40 participants comprising the Municipal Solid Waste Management Action Officers, Municipal Planning and Development Officers, members of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Board (PSWMB) and members of the Technical Working Group attended the activity.
The three-day training focused on Waste Characterization and Analysis, identification on the sources of wastes (Residential Level and Non-Residential Level) and Sample Plan Preparation of Waste Analysis Characterization System.
Governor and PSWMB Chairperson Leonard G. Mayaen in his message is hopeful that each municipality shall complete and submit their Ten -Year Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan on or before the end of December 2015. He further reminded the participants that the problem regarding land fill was tackled during the previous meeting of the board where in each municipality must look for a lot to purchase as landfill then the province will provide its financial counterpart but there were no submitted purchase proposal to date.
Bontoc Mayor Franklin C. Odsey shared that solid waste management in Bontoc has been a problem in the municipality resulting the Writ of Kalikasan was filed against the Bontoc –LGU. Relative to this, Odsey thanked the provincial government’s financial assistance for the Bontoc-LGU to comply with the requirements.
Environment Management Bureau Director Maria Dorica Naz-Hipe acknowledged the effort of the provincial government in conducting the training. She added that incentive shall be rewarded to municipalities and provinces who shall comply, complete and submit their Ten- Year Solid Waste Management Plan.
The activity was spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Mountain Province through the Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO).