Solid Waste Management
Solid waste is one of the most unrelenting issues of our time. Solid waste management has also become a vital concern of the University.
Pangasinan State University upholds social and environmental responsiveness as one of its core values. It acknowledges and realizes the urgency to manage solid waste properly. Improving solid waste management provides a cleaner and healthier environment and also contributes to addressing climate change challenges which the province of Pangasinan is vulnerable to being bounded in the west by the West Philippine sea.
The PSU Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) is crafted with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 as its legal bases. The University’s policy is being adopted by all the nine component campuses of PSU in pursuing various initiatives related to solid waste management.
Moreover, the PSU Waste Management Manual serves as the blueprint of the University in implementing programs, projects, and activities in managing waste in the University. Its goals include the promotion of an understanding that waste management is part of Global issues and concerns; increasing the awareness of need for competent management of waste in the University; providing an understanding of various systems available for collection, transportation, recycling, resource recovery and disposals; introducing an approach to preparing waste management plans in the light of the potential problems and issues which may become apparent during project development; and providing operational guidelines for the efficient University and campus solid waste management systems.