HomeSoutheastern Philippines Journal of Research and Developmentvol. 18 no. 2 (2009)

Solid Waste Management Practices of Davao City

Romel V. Gador



The study, conducted at the 72 barangays and 78 micro, small, and medium enterprise/industries of the three districts of Davao City last April – July 2009, delved into an analysis of the city’s solid waste management. The major focus was on the solid waste management practices of Davao City through the use of descriptive research method. The result of the survey was validated through focused group discussion from selected barangays. Documents from the CENRO, City mayor’s office and Sangguniang Panglungsod were analyzed.

He analyses yielded the following salient results: food manufacturing was the top industry found in the locality; plastics, paper, food & kitchen waste and metals were the top 5 wastes generated; less than 5 tons of organic and inorganic wastes were generated weekly; segregation/sorting, dumping at dumpsites, composting, selling, reuse and recycling were used in disposal treatment technologies; domestic wastes through City collection while in processing of wastes, companies have to manage the disposal and barangays overall mean efficiency in terms environmental management system was significantly more efficient than that of the industries.

In conclusion; the technical, financial, and organizational & management factors were involved in the solid waste management practices in Davao City.