TABUK CITY, Kalinga – In the 3rd Quarter Ecological Solid Waste Management Board Meeting today, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) reported the status of residual waste disposal from January to July 2023.
In her presentation, Assistant City Environment and Natural Resources Officer George Andres Padalla said that the total land disposal is 1,748 tons with a total weight of 3,635 tons.
“Excluding recyclable and biodegradable waste in compliance with the “no segregation, no collection” policy, the average per load is 2.07 tons, or 16.84 tons per day in the covered period,” she mentioned.
To reduce the amount of garbage loads dumped at the sanitary landfill, the CENRO is doing Materials Recovery Facility waste diversion activities like bottle and glass shredding, for a total of 13,510 kg. from the first seven months of the year.
Out of this, the CENRO produced 7,003 pieces of bricks from these shredded bottles and glasses. Padalla also highlighted in her presentation the campaign activities of the office to educate the public on proper waste segregation and waste reduction at source.
Included in the campaign were the waste analysis and Characterization study training and orientation for CENRO employees on July 17–18 and the regular clean-up drive activities.
The members of the Ecologist Solid Waste Management Council agreed to help CENRO address various issues such as the presence of open dump sites and indiscriminate dumping, solid waste management compliance, and the request to replace deteriorating garbage trucks.