THE City Government of Bacolod acquired 14 units of shredding machines worth P8 million for the implementation of the “no segregation, no collection” policy starting Friday, September 1.

Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of the Solid Waste Action Team (Swat), said the units were Tuesday delivered by the RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corp. at the Bacolod Government Center.

He said the shredders will be distributed to the host-village for the implementation of the waste segregation.

The Swat will hold a meeting today with the village officials along with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), IPM-Construction and Development Corp. (IPM-CDC), and the supplier of the shredder.

Familiaran said the supplier will discuss how to operate the machine and its economic benefit to the residents.

The shredders will be used to shred biodegradable waste that will be collected by the IPM-CDC and brought to the City Agriculture Office for organic farming.

“With the policy in place, garbage collectors will not pick up unsegregated waste from households or business establishments,” Familiaran said.

He said the garbage collectors will pick up daily the waste at the downtown area, and twice a week in the residential subdivisions.

The Swat created a team to monitor the violators in various villages.