A NORTH American firm with partners here in the Philippines has offered to produce compost out of the current garbage heap at the Irisan dumpsite.

FuelChem, one of the latest to offer a solution to the garbage collection issue, would make use of gigantic anaerobic digesters, which could process the pile of waste at the Irisan dumpsite and the current volume of garbage produced in the city.

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FuelChem chief executive officer Magdalena Reyes presented this technology to staff members of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (Cepmo) in a meeting Monday.

Reyes said FuelChem has a plant diversion facility, which could assimilate, compact, squeeze out leachate and sort waste materials into useful byproducts.

She said the facility would be the first in Asia. The same facility helps contain methane, which could be used as biogas.

The offer would be at no cost to the city, Reyes said.

The FuelChem offer is just one of the many being made to the City Government concerning solid waste management. (Rimaliza Opiña)