San Simon town cleans open dump site

PAMPANGA. San Simon Menro Mel Tayag leads the cleanup drive at the town’s open dump site in Barangay San Jose recently. (Contributed photo)

IN A continuous aim to provide a livable community for the people, the local government of San Simon initiated a cleanup drive in the town’s open dump site at Barangay San Jose in recently.

The activity spearheaded by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (Menro) is aimed at maintaining the orderliness of the garbage pit provided by the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation (MCWM).

“The length of the said dumpsite is at least 15 meters, and garbage collected occupied almost half of the area provided by MCWM that can contain 32 cubic meters or 16 tons of waste,” said Tayag.

Tayag added that the local government, through a memorandum of agreement, pays P635 per cubic meter and a total of about P200,000 a month to MWCS to dispose the residual waste collected from households.

In order to prevent the violators from dumping their garbage on and to sustain the cleanliness of the said site, the local government sought a commitment with Menro and Barangay San Jose council.

In its pledge of commitment, Barangay San Jose Kagawad on Environment Henry Cortez vowed to designate at least three personnel to man the open dump site and ensure its cleanliness at all times.

Cortez also committed to strictly enforce the local ordinance regulating the disposal of household wastes and apprehend individuals caught violating it.

For his part, Tayag assured the village council of assistance in educating residents of the laws and ordinances on proper waste management through seminars and information dissemination activities in each barangay.


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