APALIT — The Municipal Government of Apalit is set to implement its version of the anti-littering law.
Edwin Malanta of the Materials Recovery Facility Office said Wednesday that that the local government unit will soon implement the anti-littering ordinance that aims to make Apaliteños aware of proper waste disposal as embodied in the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
"We need to implement it step by step so that the people will not be surprised," he said.
Malanta added that individuals who are caught littering face three days to six months imprisonment with a fine of P300 to P1,000.
Malanta pointed out that some of the homeowners whose garbage are not collected must coordinate with barangay officials about their concern.
"We've already given a garbage truck to each barangay and the homeowners, because they are private, must coordinate with their president and barangay officials," Malanta said.
He also said that those who throw their garbage anywhere will be imprisoned for six months to one year with a penalty of P5,000 to P1,000.