Cenro to meet with trash scavengers-A A +A
Friday, October 11, 2013
THE Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) is having a hard time clearing areas where city-owned trash bins are placed, blaming scavengers around.
Thus, Cenro chief Liza Madrazo said they are planning to meet with some 100 scavengers in the city to at least organize, manage, and control them from searching useful materials from city-owned garbage bins.
She said the meeting will be held in Davao City Recreational Center (DCRC) on October 18 around 2 p.m.
"This will be the first time. We will soon be a scavenger-friendly city," Madrazo said during the I-Speak Forum Thursday.
"Unta mag cooperate lang sila sa amo. Dili lang mag kalat-kalat. Sila man gyud among problema uy kay miski human na ka ug limpyo or miski wala pay collection, kalat na pud (I hope they will cooperate to avoid garbage mess. They have been our problem because although we're done collecting garbage and cleaning the area, still they mess up)," she said.
Madrazo said the meeting aims to organize the scavengers and eventually give them certain areas where they can collect useful garbage materials and not along the roadside anymore.
Based on their monitoring, these scavengers are former garbage collectors in the city residing in second and third congressional districts. Their ages ranged from 50-60.
She said some of them belong to organized groups, while others are not.
"And so if we can organize them this time, we can also help them for their welfare and health," she said.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 11, 2013.