The 10-year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan submitted by the Iriga City Local Government Unit in compliance with the provisions of Republic Act 9003 or the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000” was approved by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) under the Office of the President and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
In a letter to City Mayor Ronald Felix Alfelor dated May 31, 2016, the NSWMC formally informed the city of Its Resolution No. 631 series of 2006 “approving the ten year SWM Plan subject to the satisfactory submission of additional requirements”.
The decision is a testament to the effectiveness of the city’s existing solid waste management program that helped in the preservation of our environment and water resources and in dampening the local effects of climate change.
The city, spearheaded by the General Services Office, can now implement the improved SWM systems such as segregation-at-source, segregated collection establishment of an improved Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and other recycling and composting methods within the locality and implement the specific activities contained in the approved plan.