Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños, Laguna (2001-2005

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Ecological

Los Baños, Laguna
…located 63 km south of Manila

Governance:
Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños, Laguna

Mayor Caesar P. Perez Municipality of Los Baños, Laguna

…where science and nature exist in harmony

Land Area
Total land area 5,650 ha 42% UPLB (tax free) 22% military reservation & other government organizations 36% taxable

The Solid Waste Problem

But just like any modernizing municipality, its growing economy and rising population bring in a cost to the environment, particularly on solid wastes.

The Los Baños Dumpsite in 2001

The Los Baños Dumpsite in 2001

Road to the dumpsite

Entrance to the dumpsite

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Laguna (2001-2005) The Los Baños Dumpsite in 2001 It started more than 20 years ago. 030 Total population: 92. The Los Baños Dumpsite in 2001 An average of 33–35 tons of un segregated solid wastes per day are brought to the dumpsite from houses and commercial establishments. Smog rises above the dumpsite and spreads over the community and its environs.500 commercial establishments SOCIAL POLITICAL TECHNICAL Participatory Problem Identification and Problem Solving SOCIAL STRATEGIES 2 . Waste Generators of Los Baños STRATEGIES Total households: 17. 071 14 barangays 2 public markets 2.Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños.

Inc. Consultations. markets.Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños. computer shops Los Baños solid waste organizations 3 . repair shops. Laguna (2001-2005) Dialogues. gasoline stations. funeral parlors. Barangay officials Business establishments Homeowners and resort owners Religious organizations Organizing the Stakeholders Organizing the Stakeholders Junkshops. and Mobilization Creation of a Technical Working Group from the LBSCFI Organizing the Stakeholders Organizing the Stakeholders ` Los Baños Science Community Foundation. hospitals. schools.

Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños. Laguna (2001-2005) Massive Information. Education. and Communication Campaigns POLITICAL STRATEGIES Creating a Solid Waste Management Board Formulation of the 10-year solid waste management plan Promulgating Municipal Ordinances and Memorandum Order Creating Enforcers Deputized Volunteer Enforcers Task Force Kalinisan 4 .

Nonbiodegradable wastes Garbage collection schedule Solid Waste Segregation Program Solid Waste Segregation Program Truck transporting residuals Truck collecting biodegradable wastes Composting in residential areas 5 . No collection except market wastes Sunday 8-9 p.Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños. Laguna (2001-2005) Empowering Barangay Officials TECHNICAL STRATEGIES Solid Waste Segregation Program Solid Waste Segregation Program Monday-Friday Second and Fourth Saturday 8-9 p.m. Biodegradable wastes Solid wastes are segregated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes.m.

the open dumpsite commenced its conversion to EWPC The Los Baños Eco-Waste EcoProcessing Center The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center Static concrete composting pens Crib-type composting pens Composting at EWPC Composting at EWPC The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center Unload Apply coir dust Sort manually prior to shredding The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center Shredded biowaste Composting process Shred Compost 6 . Laguna (2001-2005) Solid Waste Segregation Program The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center (EWPC) Composting in resorts On June 14. 2004.Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños.

01 0.01 48.39 0.70 0. Laguna (2001-2005) The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center Results of Analysis Analyte Total Nitrogen (%) Total Phosporous (% P205) Total Potassium (%K20) Total Calcium (%) Total Magnesium (%) Total Iron (%) Total Zinc (%) Total Copper (%) Total Manganese (%) Moisture Content (%) pH Organic Carbon (%) The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center Value 2.Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños.02 8.77 0. 2004) 7 .43 0.05 0. 24.81 1.14 Champaka Aster Pakwan Compost Utilization Compost analysis The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center Fabrication of machines Pressed tin cans The Los Baños EcoWaste Processing Center Addressing Residual Wastes Shredder Plastic presser Tin presser Dialogue with the Philippine Plastic Industry Association (Sept.005 0.4 23.

Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños. Laguna (2001-2005) Addressing Residual Wastes Addressing Residual Wastes Initial Sample Buyback scheme for plastics and styro Materials and furniture produced from recycled plastic wastes Addressing Residual Wastes Addressing Residual Wastes Improved Design Campaign on use of bayong as alternative packaging Addressing Residual Wastes Bayong Launching. March 18. 2006 Awards Received in 2005 Pollution Control Association of the Philippines (PCAPI) Award Baybayin Public Market Batong Malake Public Market Campaign on use of bayong as alternative packaging 8 .

Malacanang Palace December 2005 The Los Baños Dumpsite: Then and Now Then… …Now The Los Baños Dumpsite: Then and Now The Los Baños Dumpsite: Then and Now Then… …Now Then… …Now The Los Baños Dumpsite: Then and Now The Los Baños Dumpsite: Then and Now Then… …Now Then… …Now 9 . Laguna (2001-2005) Awards Received in 2005 Gawad Galing Pook.Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños.

10 . Laguna (2001-2005) Points to Ponder No amount of high technology and financial capability can solve the garbage problem without DISCIPLINE. LBSCFI and Executive Director. Faylon President. Nawala ang responsibilidad bilang isang mamamayan. reuse. recycling. PCARRD-DOST Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños. Acknowledgments Working toward making Los Baños a better. Patricio S. Tayo ay may pananagutang isaayos ang kanikaniyang basura sa pamamagitan ng waste reduction. please submit to: Mayor Caesar P. DISCIPLINE is the road to community and nation progress. at composting. Laguna (2001(2001-2005) Maraming salamat po. Perez Office of the Mayor Telephone: +49 5360050 or Dr.Ecological Governance: Viable Strategies in Solving the Solid Waste Problems of Los Baños. Points to Ponder Ang mamamayan ay nasanay na ultimo isang kilong basura ay iniaasa pa sa munisipyo. cleaner. and healthier science and nature city: LBSCFI LGU of Los Baños People of Los Baños For comments or suggestions.

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