Environment

Davao Occidental’s leading Environment office, PENRO outlines the programs for the protection and conservation of the province’s environment and natural resources:

  • SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Objective:

To implement ecologically and economically sustainable, replicable waste management activities in compliance to the Ecological Solid Waster Management Act of 2000.

Activities:

  1. Conducting information, education and communication activities among waste generators in the five municipalities of Davao Occidental
  2. Fabrication of briquette machines to make fuel briquettes from agro-waste
  3. Maintaining/improving the Materials Recovery Facility to have improved facilitation of waste collection
  4. Conducting monitoring and evaluation of the different ESWM activities and identify best practices among LGUs
  5. Conducting of forums on clustered sanitary landfill, waste to energy and proper disposal of pesticide containers/toxic and hazardous waste among waste generators
  • MINERAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Objective:

To regulate the extraction of minerals resources in order to sustain the supply of quarry materials in the construction industry without endangering Mother Nature.

Activities

  1. Regulation of Mineral Extraction
  2. Monitoring of Quarry Sites.
  3. Hiring of additional manpower
  4. Scaling of delivery trucks