HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 13 no. 1 (2015)

Solid Waste Pollution: Basis for Closure Enforcement Policy Framework of Banualan Dumpsite in General Santos City, Philippines

Ava Clare Marie O. Robles

Discipline: Ecology



Currently, General Santos City is identified as a growing city in terms of population and economic development. However, taking into account the downside of progress, pollution and garbage generation need to be controlled to circumvent menace to the environment. One means to address these problems is by conducting a study on solid waste pollution. Corollary to this, the study: identified the respondents’ practices on proper waste management; determined the projected the total waste generated in General Santos City; and proposed a closure enforcement policy framework as prompt action in protecting people’s health for any untoward contamination. The research design was descriptiveanalytic, which utilized questionnaire and documentary analysis. Triangulation of data was made through interview. There were 1, 246 randomly selected respondents from 22 local communities. Results revealed that the majority of the people in General Santos City often practice proper waste management. The finding implies that they have not completely imbibed proper waste management practices. Based on the projected total waste, it crafted a closure policy framework as a primary response for equitable well-being of the residents in Banualan. This framework will ensure the health security of the people once the dumpsite closes.