Closure and Rehabilitation plan implementation Section 37 of RA 9003 prohibited the continued use of open and controlled dumpsites and requires that such must be closed and rehabilitated. This is the basis for the continuing monitoring activities of the LGUs

Transfer of Funds to EMB Regional Offices for the support on the Closure and Rehabilitation of open and Controlled Dumpsites

This refers to the closure and rehabilitation of dumpsites that was initiated as a pilot program in Manila Bay Region, Region V and Region VIII for 2016 in order to strictly implement the provision of R.A. 9003, particularly the Penal Provisions against illegal dumping.

The EMB Central Office will be downloading fund support for the closure and rehabilitation of dumpsite of selected LGUs. Below is the breakdown  recipient LGU

No. EMB Regional Offices Local Government Units
1 Region 3 Mariveles, Bataan
Orani, Bataan
Morong, Bataan
Pe├▒aranda, Nueva Ecija
San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija
San Antonio, Nueva Ecija
Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija
Masantol, Pampanga
Santo Tomas, Pampanga
Marilao, Bulacan
Malolos, Bulacan
2 Region 4A Maragondon, Cavite
Majayjay, Laguna
Santa Cruz, Laguna
Magdalena, Laguna
Pagsanjan, Laguna
Siniloan, Laguna
Lumban, Laguna
Pangil, Laguna
Luisiana, Laguna
3 Region 5 Polangui, Albay
4 Region 8 Tacloban City, Leyte


Safe Closure and Rehabilitation of the former San Mateo SLF

  • Old San Mateo Sanitary Landfill is situated at Barangay Pintong Bocaue, San Mateo, Rizal
  • The site is less than 50 kilometers away from Quezon City, Metro Manila and accessible through Marcos Highway via Boso-Boso in Antipolo City, Rizal
  • Total land area is 73 hectares
  • Total landfill area utilized 46.43 hectares (Interim Area, Expansion Area, Phase 1 to 6)
  • Start of Operations on February 16, 1991by MMA (MMDA)
  • Servicing Metro Manila areas
  • Closure of Sanitary Landfill on December 31, 2000
  • November 1987, creation of Presidential Task Force on Waste Management through Memorandum Order No. 30 by then President Corazon C. Aquino for the purpose of establishing effective solid waste management system in Metro Manila
  • March 1988, Memorandum Order No. 161 was issued mandating the PTFWM to implement the SWM Plan for Metro Manila including the development for two sanitary landfills
  • November 1989, the MMA (MMDA), DENR and DPWH entered into a MOA to develop a parcel of land owned by the DENR located in Barangay Pintong Bocaue, San Mateo, Rizal
  • February 1990, an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) was issued by EMB-DENR for the development of 15 hectare interim area of the sanitary landfill
  • August 1995, by then President Fidel V. Ramos issued proclamation No. 635 excluding the area (sanitary landfill) from the Marikina Watershed Reservation.