MABALACAT CITY --- The Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation (MCWMC), operator of the first and most advanced engineered sanitary landfill in the country, is set to celebrate its 20th year anniversary this coming March 24 at Clark Hilton Ballroom.

Chief executives of local governments in Central and Northern Luzon and Metro Clark's industrial clients are expected to attend the event.

The celebration will also be graced by local and international waste management luminaries including heads of agencies in charge of environment and economic zones authorities.

Vicky Gaetos, Executive Vice President of MCWMC, said that they set the event after two decades of providing professional waste management services to its wide range of clienteles.

She added that the celebration is their company’s way of expressing their gratitude not only to their host of clienteles but more so with the stakeholders such as the local communities that play host to their waste disposal service operations.

“We owe it all to them, the local communities as well as the hundreds of local government units that supported us throughout the past many years of our existence”, Gaetos said.

The event will be highlighted by the unveiling of Metro Clark's plans as it “reaffirms its commitment to environmental sustainability and quality management”.

These include the firm's ongoing development programs inside the 100 hectare facility located within Clark’s Special Economic Zone in Kalagitan, Capas Tarlac.

Metro Clark is also laying down specific details on its planned establishment of a first of its kind Integrated-Solid-Waste-Management system inside the Kalangitan landfill site, which will feature a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility.

Norbert Plambeck of Plambeck Emirates, a global leader in WTE development program, will be flying in to discuss their company’s partnership in the development of a multi-billion peso WTE facilities with Metro Clark.

Rufo Colayco, Chairman of Metro Clark’s Execom, will discuss the company’s humble beginnings to where it is today.

Congressman Joey Salceda and officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will grace the event.

Singer Gary Valenciano will attend the celebration as musical guest.

MCWMC facilities utilize state-of-the-art German technology and best practices. It has been serving more than 150 local government units in Central and Northern Luzon, more than 1,000 industrial clients, and the two major economic zones of Clark and Subic.

The company also boasts of being the only sanitary landfill operator in the country as having MCWM multiple ISO Certifications on Management, Environmental Compliance and Operational Health And Safety.

“Indeed our 2 decades of successful operations is worthy of celebration. A celebration of fulfilled dreams and promises as we faced greater tasks at hand”, Gaetos said.