The City government appeals for the members of the public and barangay officials to follow the ordinance “Integrated Solid Waste Management System and Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 that will be enforced more strictly.
Under these laws all residents are obliged to segregate their garbage into biodegradable (MALATA) or non-biodegradable (DILI MALATA).
Biodegradable wastes such as dried leaves, spoiled and excess food, vegetables, fruits, paper, etc can be put in a backyard compost to be turned into fertilizers; while non-biodegradable such as plastic bottles, tin cans, iron, etc. can be sold or recycled.
Each rural barangay is given two days per week for collection of the non-biodegradable wastes. Only residual wastes to include non-biodegradable with appropriate stickers or tags that can be purchased at P 1.50 will be collected by the personnel of the Environment and Natural Resources and fines will be imposed to violators.
ENRO head Rossel Marie C. Garcia said that the present administration is serious in implementing the laws on waste segregation to significantly reduce the volume of gargabe to be collected and in view of the impending closure of the Candau-ay dump site.
Mayor Felipe Antonio “Ipe” Remollo has deployed two brand new garbage compactors to adequately collect the wastes while two similar units will be purchased before the end of the year.
He has also formed a group tasked to continuously scout and negotiate for the best and safest site for the construction of a sanitary landfill.