1. DENNIS M. BACUYAG - PhD, Cagayan State University, Carig Campus, Tuguegarao City, Philippines.
This study identified the problems encountered during the implementation of the solid waste management program in Maddela, Quirino in the Philippines. From a survey of 483 respondents who are household and ESWM implementers, the study reveals that the issues that impede implementation are related to the LGU's use of its budget or money, staff capability, and equipment adequacy to execute the ESWM Components and Sub-components. Furthermore, the obstacles could be overcome by paying attention to the proposed most important measures, which included policy enforcement or strict implementation, the provision of ESWM facilities, the organization of barangay based ESWM implementing structures, and the involvement of the private sector in recycling and materials recovery. By enhancing its organizational structure, capacitating its implementing unit, and providing enough financial assistance to its implementing agencies, the LGU can maintain or increase the scope of its implementation. That the proposed steps will improve/intensify the extent of ESWM implementation in the Maddela municipality.
Problems encountered, Solid Waste, Solid Waste Management Program, Proposed Measures.