The Solid Waste Disposal Management in Laoag City

Authors : John Lester F. Aguete; Aldreih M. Bagarra; Jenny Anne B. Butay; Jerome B. Duyao; Rey Adrian L. Juan; Chris Charlz L. Magayano; Jerome M. Sacramento; Izza G. Saguimo; Erica R. Vergara; Jay-Lynne May S. Escalona; Mathew P. Langbis; Madelyn P. Estrada

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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The purpose of this study was to determine “The Solid Waste Disposal Management in Laoag City”. The study used a quantitative research approach along with a descriptive research design. Residents of the five (5) selected barangays in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, served as respondents. According to the study's findings, 103 or 34% of respondents are between the ages of 16 and 20. High school graduates make up most respondents, accounting for 56% of those interviewed. The study discovered that the methods used in solid waste disposal management, reuse has an overall weighted mean of 2.98 and falls under the descriptive interpretation of sometimes, reduce has an overall weighted mean of 3.23 and falls under the descriptive interpretation of sometimes, and recycle has an overall weighted mean of 2.90 as well as falls under the descriptive interpretation of sometimes. A problem with resident behavior was found, as well as a lack of awareness among people about the impact of solid waste disposal management practices on their health and the environment. The study also discovered that burning collected solid waste is the least common negative solid waste management strategy. In terms of implementation, the Barangay Officials face challenges in strictly enforcing rules governing solid waste disposal. Based on the findings, it was advised that the Barangay Officials implement the researchers' proposed initiative, the “Basura Mo, Palitan Ko”Program. This idea aims to exchange usable household commodities for recyclable items or solid garbage that residents will collect and exchange.

Keywords : Solid Waste, Practices, Implementation, Disposal, Problem Encountered on Proper Solid Waste Disposal.


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