Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS)

By Engr. Diego B. Tautho, MSERM, REB, EnP - February 25, 2024
Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS)

The Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) is a fundamental step in comprehending the volume and weight of waste generated by various sources such as households, institutions, and industries. Conducting a WACS is essential for effective waste management, as mandated by The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or RA 9003. This study serves as the basis for all governance and engineering interventions related to waste.

By understanding the rate of waste generation, the design of resource recovery facilities and sanitary landfills can be customized for each Local Government Unit (LGU) or specific waste source. In the image, Ridge to Reef Environmental Consultancy, Inc. is shown conducting a WACS for one of its clients, highlighting their commitment to responsible waste management.

📷 Frances Angela

Our Clients:
Municipality of Midsayap
AboitizPower Therma South, Inc, Davao City
Isla Norte Corporation
Vivant Corporation
DENR EMB 12 (Koronadal)
Municipality of Nabunturan
Province of Davao del Norte
AboitizPower Therma Visayas, Inc, Toledo City
Holcim Mining & Dev't Corp.
Nippon Steel
Nenita Stock Farms Davao City
Alsons Aquaculture Corp., Alabel, Sarangani Province
Municipality of Malapatan
EMB Region VII
GIZ (German International Cooperation)
Oro Cemento (San Miguel Corp.)
City of Mati
Province of Davao del Sur
Municipality of Pigcawayan
Municipality of Baganga
D'Leonor Inland Resort & Adventure Park