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May 15, 2009

Memorandum No. CGCG 09-63

For : All Deans and Directors, Heads of Units, Dormitory Heads

Subject : Guidelines for Waste Management System for UP Diliman Colleges/ Units


Please be advised that in compliance with the existing laws on waste management, the University is mandated to implement proper waste management on cmapus. In this connection, we enjoin you to ensure that wastes in your respective units are segregated accordingly (non-biodegradable and biodegradable).

Kindly coordinate with the Campus Maintenance Office (telephone no. 925 8185 , VOIP 4031) or the Task Force on Solid Waste Management (telephone number 928 2947; VOIP 2589) for the collection of your biodegradable waste. The UP Waste Monitoring Team shall periodically conduct random inspection in the different units to check on compliance with saste segregation. Attached are the guidelines for proper Waste Management.

For your information and guidance.

Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs

c.c.: Office of the Chancellor
Campus Maintenance Office
Task Force on Solid Waste Management
Business Concessions Office

  • RA 9003 on Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, EO 774 on Reorganizing the Presidential task Force on Climate Change, RA 9512 on Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008, PD 825 S1975 on Improper Disposal of Garbage

Guidelines for Waste Management System for UP Diliman Colleges/Units

Basic components: (1) education (2) waste receptacles (3) sorting area (4) disposable holding area (5) recyclables area (6) biodegradables area (7) yard wastes area

The head of unit should seek to promote waste minimization, reuse, waste reduction, segregation, recycling, composting and general sanitation in their unit. The Dean of college shall see to it that solid waste management is included in the school curriculum. Proper solid waste management should be included in the freshmen orientation program. All units and dormitories should use otheri information materials like posters, signages, memo, trainings, etc. The Building Administrators shall regularly inspect the physical components of the waste management program. A Janitorial personnel who fails to comply with proper solid waste management procedures will not be hired by the college/unit. All janitorial agency personnel are required to submit a certificate of completion on waste management training by the UP Waste Management Committee.

Provide separate receptacles with clear labels for paper, recyclables, biodegradables, and disposables. Segregated receptacles should be placed at strategic places in offices, and corridors. Provide single receptacles in small spaces and parking areas for general sanitation. Provide single receptacles with plastic lining in comfort rooms. All receptacles should be regularly emptied and well maintained. During collection, segregated wastes should be placed in separate containers.

Each college / unit should designate a waste sorting area. It should be well situated, spacious, ventilated, secured and not unsightly. Mixed wastes from single receptacles should be brought to a sorting area for proper sorting. All recyclables and biodegradable wastes should be removed in the sorting area. The Building Administrator should see to it that janitorial personnel have enough time to sort wastes on a daily basis. After sorting, all disposable wastes should be placed in a garbage bag or suitable container and properly stored in the disposable wastes holding area to facilitate efficient collection. Wastes from the comfort room should not be included in the sorting area.

All disposable and hazardous wastes should be properly stored in the wastes holding area. Wastes should not be poured inside the wastes holding area. Disposable wastes will be colected regularly by the EPWMD garbage truck. Unsegregated wastes will not be collected by the QC-EWWMD. Holding area should be well maintained, protected from rain, scavengers and is always closed. No wastes should be thrown outside the holding area. Holding area should be disinfected at least once a month or as needed.

The college / unit should decide for a centralized or decentralized storage of recyclables. Recyclables storage area should be free from unpleasant odors and pests. Recyclables should be regularly sold. The college / unit should keep a record of the sales of their recyclables. Part of the sale of the recyclables should be used for the maintenance and operation of the solid waste management program of the college / unit.

Food scraps, including tissue papers should be placed in a secure container and be brought to the Task Force on Solid Waste Management Materials Recovery Facility, Balagtas Street for proper composting. Building Administrators should coordinate with the TF-SWM if biodegradable wastes are to be hauled or collected. Units / Colleges that opt to compost their biodegradables should make sure that proper composting procedures are observed. Storage containers of biodegradable materials should be regularly rinsed and disinfected.

Swept leaves could be placed in the base of trees or in a suitable corner of the backyard decay. Leaf piles should not be too big so as to become a fire hazard. Burning of yard wastes is not allowed. Swept leaves and branches from trimmings or typhoon debris shoud be placed where it could be easily hauled away by the Campus Maintenance Office trucks.

For inquiries, trainings, information materials, monitoring, suggestions, contact the UP Waste Management Committee secretariat (c/o Ms. Harlene Sumat) with telephone number 9256996.

Please be guided accordingly.

Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs

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