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Ecological Solid Waste Management

The increasing population in Semirara also meant an increase in solid waste in the company housing areas and offices.

 

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, 2016

TYPE OF WASTE

WEIGHT (tons)

Biodegradable

240.34

Recyclable

84.96

Residual 

1,145.85

Total

1,471.15

 

In anticipation of this, and in compliance with Republic Act 9003, also known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) and the local government of Semirara worked together to launch its own solid waste management program in 2003.

 

The program started out as a waste-collection activity at the old oval of Semirara, along with a waste segregation campaign for the company housing areas.

 

The company also maintains a composting facility, created in 2011, that converts biodegradable waste collected from the company housing area and offices, as well as biodegradable waste generated from reforestation activities such as brushing and weeding. These efforts have reduced waste that is generated and transported to the landfill. The recycled waste materials served as substitute for fertilizer and soil conditioner.

 

2016 Production/Utilization

Volume (tons)

Total compost produced from composting facility

132.26

Usage of compost:


Tinago Vegetable Garden

73.58

Reforestation

22.5

Landscaping

43.33

Barangay vegetable gardens
2.54

Total

141.95