EMB Regional Director Nelson P. Honrado with Solid Waste Management Section OIC Eliza L. Macarubbo conducted site inspections on the established sanitary landfills (SLFs) in the municipalities of Camalaniugan and Piat in the Province of Cagayan. Waste diversion programs such as solid waste source reduction, recycling, composting programs, and modern technologies used were also assessed to ensure the long-term management of solid waste in said municipalities.

The compliance monitoring aims to ascertain and evaluate the current state of the functionality of the solid waste management facilities implemented in the respective local government units consistent with Sections 37, 40, 41, and 42 of Republic Act 9003.

RD Honrado assured said LGUs that EMB Region 2 will provide technical assistance and advisory guidance to set up appropriate mechanisms to encourage self-regulation among waste generators