Head of institutions must choose proper receptacle such as cans, sacks, bags, binds, etc. that will facilitate sanitary, efficient handling, storage, collection, transport or disposal at less cost. Food wastes must be placed in hard plastic containers/pails or pit.
The use of non-biodegradable (non-recyclable) disposable materials (e.g. plastic-based, styro-based) must be minimized, if not eliminated.
The use of biodegradable food liners, wrappers and containers must be maximized.
The use of plastics, styrofoams, and the like that are being used as food and product packages is prohibited except when the use of said non-biodegrable materials is necessary and appropriate as may be determined by the Board.
All food chains, restaurants, eateries, supermarkets, markets, department stores, hardwares, wholesale/retail stores and other commercial and business establishments are given six (6) months to dispose all of their stocks of plastics, styrofoam, and the like that are being used as food and products packages and shall be replaced by environmental friendly materials such as paper plates, paper bags, paper cups, paper food packs and other similar biodegrable materials.
B. Waste Processing and Resource Recovery Institutional establishments shall adopt appropriate resource recovery and recycling strategies. Food and kitchen refuse may be utilized as animal feeds . Reuse of non-biodegradable recyclable wastes must be maximized .
There shall be a system of proper disposal of solid wastes for residential areas in the following manner:
Where space is available, all discarded biodegradable must be properly processed/composted for use as fertilizer or soil enhancer. Residuals of solid waste after resource recovery, recycling and composting shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this Code;
Hospital, laboratory, pharmaceutical, funeral wastes, and the like must be stored, collected, transported, and disposed of in accordance with the guidelines, rules and regulations of the Department of Health (DOH). Refer to the Manual on Hospital Waste Management, PD 856, otherwise known as the Sanitation Code of the Philippines;
Material Recovery Facility (MRF). This shall serve as the facility for the storage, processing and trading recyclables from institutions and commercial establishments. Discarded materials (Residual/Non-recyclable) shall be regularly collected and disposed of at the sanitary landfill. E. Facilities and Equipment
Bringing out of waste outside the scheduled day/time of collection.
Littering, throwing, dumping of waste in the streets, highways, roads, and any other public areas and immediate surroundings, including vacant lots, water ways or any place not otherwise designated as dump site or disposal area. Hanging garbage on trees fences and gates.
The open burning of solid waste.
Open dumping, burying of biodegradable or non-biodegradable materials in flood-prone areas.
The mixing of source-separated recyclable material with other solid waste in any vehicle, box, container or receptacle used in solid waste collection or disposal
Non-compliance or in violation of any provision of this Code not specifically provided above shall be penalized by a fine in the amount of not less than P1,000.00 but not more than P2,000.00 or by imprisonment not less than 3 months but not exceeding 5 months, or both.
Violation and non-compliance to Rules and Regulations issued by the Board in the enforcement and implementation of this Code shall be penalized by a fine of not less than P500.00 but not more than P2,000.00 or imprisonment of not less than 5 days but not more than 1 month, or both, depending upon the gravity of the infraction committed.