LOOK: Green pedicabs for cleaner Tacloban

LOOK: Green pedicabs for cleaner Tacloban

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TACLOBAN CITY - To solve the city's garbage woes, the LGU of Tacloban will now strictly enforce the "No Segregation, No Collection Policy," and trashcycles will be provided in several barangays for their segregation and collection activities. The City Environment Office and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) announced on Tuesday.

The enforcement of the policy is set to start on April 1, 2018, under the  City Ordinance No. 2017-13-37 called "Integrated Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance."

CENRO Head Jonathan Hijada told the media that segregation of the garbage will start at the source (houses, establishments, etc.) then the barangays will be responsible for the total segregation and proper collection of the trash.

He added that unsegregated garbage will not be collected, and those who dispose of the latter will be penalized. Offenders will be fined up to three thousand pesos with one to three days of community service.

Green pedicabs will be used for the collection of the segregated garbage in barangays.


Posted by Tacloban City Information Office - CIO on Monday, March 19, 2018

Posted by Tacloban City Information Office - CIO on Monday, March 19, 2018

Posted by Tacloban City Information Office - CIO on Monday, March 19, 2018

The policy is an initiative by incumbent Tacloban Mayor Cristina Romualdez to decrease its garbage collection expenses by 76 percent upon its strict implementation.  CENRO and Mother Earth Foundation, a non-government institution, has worked closely to provide information drive on solid waste management in several barangays.

Hence, forty-eight of the barangays have submitted proposals to establish their own Materials Recovery (garbage) facilities with the aid of the City Government. Financial assistance amounting to P15,000 will also be provided.

Mayor Romualdez, before this, has already formed a task force for garbage monitoring in six principal areas of the city to encourage the participation of the private sector in solid waste management.

Earlier, the local government unit of Tacloban was called out by netizens to address the city's garbage disposal woes. —Tacloban News Update

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