Bacolod to review implementation of waste segregation policy

THE City Government of Bacolod will review the implementation of waste segregation policy in the city.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia stressed this, saying the construction of cell no. 2 at the sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City is almost complete.

Leonardia said it has already been endorsed to the Solid Waste Management Council for the evaluation.

"If found to be compliant and ready for the occupancy then, we should start to use it as soon as possible and probably by January, but it will depend on the evaluation team," he said.

The cell no.2 was constructed by the city's garbage hauler IPM-Constriction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC).

Leonardia said he will again talk to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of Solid Waste Action Team (Swat), to review the waste segregation policy.

He said once the city will occupy the cell no. 2, the city should also implement the waste segregation.

In 2018, the City Government implemented the "no segregation, no collection" policy, but the program was a failure because residents are still not observing the proper ways of disposing.

Familiaran earlier said that most of the city residents are not complying with the waste segregation and that Bacolod is still zero in terms of compliance.

He said based on the report of the garbage hauler IPM-CDC, majority of the households in various villages have no compliance.

"Supposedly, the IPM-CDC will not collect the unsegregated waste, but because of health issue they continued collecting the unsegregated wastes. We need the cooperation of everybody for this program," he added.


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