THE City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) will hold a one month dry run to prepare for the full implementation of its the No Segregation, No Collection policy on July 1.
The dry run will run from June 1 to June 30 and will be implemented only in barangays 1-40.
Clenro chief Engineer Armen Cuenca said this policy is mandated under the city ordinance Integrated Ecological Solid Waste Management.
This policy directs business establishments and households to segregate otherwise their trash won't be collected.
The ordinance also mandates that each households have different kinds of trash bins for recyclable waste, biodegradable waste, non-biodegradable waste, among others.
The biodegradable wastes will only be collected from 6am to 12 noon everyday, while non-biodegradable wastes will be collected from 6pm to 12 midnight everday.
Clenro also reminds the public to place biodegradable wastes in containers with covers, and not in plastic cellophane or even trash bags.
Cuenca said by 2020, they envision that all 80 barangays are already compliant to the policy.
The Clenro is also looking into imposing penalties for violators of the No Segregation, No Collection policy.