The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) awarded the Municipality of Buruanga for its outstanding practices in the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Operation in the implementation of Solid Waste Management Program in Compliance with RA 9003. Buruanga is the only municipality in the province of Aklan who had recognized for its outstanding practices.

Mayor Concepcion P. Labindao received the Plaque of Recognition  with MENRO-Designate, Delia  Rocero during the Regional  Launch of  the National Plan  Action for the Prevention, Reduction, and Management of Marine Litter (NPOA-ML) and Recognition of ESWM Best Practices and SWM Summit held on June 7-8, 2022 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.