Solid Waste Management Program
Solid waste management is among the mandated basic services of the local government. However, even before the implementation of RA 9003, the mayor has already initiated and implemented changes on how the solid waste problem shall be addressed in the city. Instead of putting emphasis on increasing budget subsidy for garbage collection, he reversed the practice by reducing appropriation in the city’s annual budget for garbage collection. This cannot be done without improving the systems and procedures and even overhauling manpower complement and policies on the use of garbage trucks and equipment.