Presidential Decree

Document No. Title Date Approved
PD 825 Providing penalty for improper disposal of garbage and other forms of uncleanliness and for other purposes November 7, 1975

Republic Act

Document No. Title Date Approved
RA 9003 An act providing for an Ecological Solid Waste Management Program, creating the necessary institutional mechanisms and incentives, declaring certain Acts and Prohibited and Providing Penalties, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for other purposes January 26, 2001

Administrative Order

Document No. Title Date Approved
AO 1993-90 Creating a project management office on Solid Waste Management under the presidential task force on waste management October 19, 1993

Department Administrative Order

Document No. Title Date Approved
DAO 2019-21
Guidelines Governing Waste-To-Energy (WtE) Facilities for the Integrated Management of Municipal Solid Wastes
November 26, 2019
DAO 2006-10 Guidelines on the Categorized Final Disposal Facilities (Sanitary Landfills)
September 14, 2006
DAO 2006-09
General Guidelines in the Closure and Rehabilitation of Open Dumpsite and Controlled Dump Facilities
September 14, 2006
DAO 2001-34 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9003 December 20, 2001
DAO 1998-50 Adopting the landfill site identification and screening criteria for municipal solid waste disposal facilities
DAO 1998-49 Technical Guidelines For Municipal Solid Waste Disposal

DENR Memorandum Circular

Document No. Title Date Approved
DMC 2021-10 Adoption of the National Plan of Action for the Prevention, Reduction, and Management of Marine Litter (NPOA-ML) August 05, 2021

EMB Memorandum Circular

Document No. Title Date Approved
EMB MC 2019 – 008
Adopting the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) Resolution No. 669 Series of 2016 “Guidelines Governing the Establishment and Operation of Waste-to-Energy Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste”
September 16, 2019
EMB MC 1988-39A Amending Memorandum Circular No. 39-A, Dated January 19, 1988. By Reconstituting The Presidential Task Force On Waste Management March 21, 1994


Document No. Title Date Approved
NSWMC Resolution No. 1363 Series of 2020 Resolution Directing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to Prepare and Implement the Banning of the Use of Unnecessary Single-use Plastics by National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs) Offices and All Other Government Controlled Offices February 12, 2020