The Types of Waste Disposed by Households in Brgy. Commonwealth, District 2, Quezon City: A Basis for Recycling, Composting, and Livelihood Opportunities
Keywords:methods of disposal, solid waste management, types of waste
This paper aims to provide an analysis of the waste management program of Brgy. Commonwealth. The research is based on a quantitative descriptive survey of the household in the barangay using the cluster sampling method for a sample of 400 residents. This was conducted using a structured questionnaire to know the process of recycling, composting, and livelihood opportunities in the barangay. They are responsible for collecting, segregating, recycling of biodegradable, composting, and reusing waste. The survey covered three parts; (i) types of solid wastes produced by each household; (ii) household’s participation in terms of proper waste segregation and (iii) methods of waste disposal. The findings showed that in terms of kitchen wastes, most residents generate spoiled and left-over meal like fruits and vegetable peelings as feeds for pigs because most of them don’t know how to go about the proper steps of composting. In terms of waste segregation, the household solid waste program of the barangay is effectively implemented by reusing said displaced products. Thus, the generation of waste is prevented, which will reduce effects on health and the environment. Therefore, the research would like to provide a tool guide with an emphasis on solid waste management. This is crucial in the barangay development plan considering that domestic waste forms are one of the critical problems of every local government unit and takes a substantial amount of resources both in the collection, segregation and the disposal of domestic waste. In the end, a dynamic response system is essential in designing a tool guide to community-based programs, indicating both the feedback and planning elements.