October 1, 2023

To put more teeth into the implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, the composition and functions of city and barangay solid waste management boards have been highlighted.
The city council has approved Resolution 6, s. 2023, which urges barangay solid waste management boards to intensify the implementation of their functions and responsibilities in accordance with the implementing rules and regulations of RA 9003.
Included in the IRR is the creation of a barangay solid waste management board with the punong barangay as chair and representatives from the junkshop owners association, environmental non-government organization, business community, religious organization, parents and teachers association, public/private school principals and the barangay council chair on environmental protection as members.
The barangay Sangguniang Kabataan chair, president of homeowners association, and president of the market vendors association are also members of the barangay SWM board.
The barangay SWM board shall formulate SWM programs from waste analysis and characterization study; oversee the segregation and collection of biodegradable, compostable, reusable waste; and establish a materials recovery system when feasible.  
The same board shall allocate funds for SWM programs, coordinate activities, and submit monthly reports to the General Services Office.   
Creation of the barangay SWMB is in accordance parallel to the reconstitution of the Baguio City Solid Waste Management Board through Executive Order 90, s. 2022 issued on Aug. 8, 2022.
The CSWM board shall develop the CSWM plan for long-term management and integrate plans and strategies of the barangays in consultation with various sectors in the locality.
It shall adopt measures to ensure viability, monitor the implementation of the SWM plans in cooperation with the private and non-government organizations and review the SWM plan every two years or as the need arises to ensure sustainability, viability, effectiveness and relevance. – Julie G. Fianza