Here is a copy of the Memorandum regarding the new anti-littering law implemented by the MMDA.
It is better to know than to be in the bliss of ignorance🙂.
METRO MANILA COUNCIL
MMDA Regulation No. 99-006
AMENDING MMDA REGULATION NO. 96-009 ENTITLED REGULATION PROHIBITING LITTERING/DUMPING/THROWING OF GARBAGE, RUBBISH OR ANY KIND OF WASTE IN OPEN OR PUBLIC PLACES, AND REQUIRING ALL OWNERS, LESSEES, OCCUPANTS OF RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, WHETHER PRIVATE OR PUBLIC, TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN THE CLEANLINESS OF THEIR FRONTAGE AND IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF
WHEREAS, the Metro Manila Council enacted in September 15, 1996 MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 prohibiting, among other things, littering, dumping and throwing of any kind of waste in open or public places;
WHEREAS, there is a need to amend MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 in order to differentiate dumping from littering to determine the appropriate imposable penalties thereof and address the problem on how to immediately dispose the junk vehicles which have been causing traffic congestion in many roads in the metropolis;
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 6 of RA 7924, this Amendatory Regulation is hereby promulgated and adopted by the Council, that:
SECTION 1. Section 1 [DEFINITION OF TERMS] of MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 is hereby amended to add in the list the definitions of “Dumping” and “Littering“ to read as follows:
k) DUMPING means to indiscriminately throw or empty-out or unload refuse/waste of more than 1 cubic foot from a dwelling unit, commercial building or office, whether public or private institution, car or vehicle in heap or mass into a place or location not designated as waste collection point or outside of the duly designated containers.
l) LITTERING means to make a place untidy by throwing or scattering in a careless manner small pieces of waste or refuse such as cigarette butts, candy wrappers, fruit and vegetable peelings and the like.
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