By Lou Ellen L. Antonio
MARAWI CITY, May 9–As the city government steps up its efforts for solid waste management, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau called for the cooperation of residents for waste segregation.
DENR-EMB Region 10 focal person Abbas Lao urged the different households in the city to support the government by segregating their garbage for the effective collection and disposal of solid waste.
Lao echoed his call during Friday’s episode of Kalilintad Andaka program of DXSO Radyo Pilipinas Marawi.
“Hinihingi po natin sa mga kababayan natin na magcooperate sila sa program natin kasi one of the very important components of solid waste management is the cooperation of the different household. Yung pagmamanage sa basura natin kung pwede po strictly iimplement nila ang segregation,” said Lao.
[We call on the residents to cooperate in our program because one of the very important components of solid waste management is the cooperation of the different households. They should strictly implement the management and segregation of wastes.]
As part of its information campaign, the agency also capacitated the residents in each barangay on proper waste segregation. Segregation garbage bins will also be provided to further boost the waste management in their areas.
The central material recovery facility in Barangay Dulay is also set to be inaugurated this month. This facility will cater to non-residual waste which can be recovered or recycled while the bulk biodegradable waste will be catered through the sanitary landfill to be constructed in the boundary of Malimono in the city and Kasayanan of Kapai town.
With funds from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management – Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Program, DENR also procured five quester dump trucks, nine mini dump trucks, two units six-wheeler garbage collector, nine skid loaders, one case crawler-type excavator, one waste handling dozer, one vibratory roller, and two wheel-type excavators. Philippine Information Agency