CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- An official of Barangay Dolores in this city on Saturday said that the local council headed by chairman Vilma Caluag is planning to establish more materials recovery facilities (MRFs) to address the village's garbage problem.

Barangay secretary Freddierick Castro said MRFs are most helpful in maintaining cleanliness in the 28 subdivisions covered by the barangay.

"Every subdivision must have an MRF. This will be the most effective way of segregating garbage properly. Also, there will already be collectors who will take the garbage from households," said Castro.

He added that the collected garbage from households will be segregated in the MRFs for garbage collectors to get, which Castro pointed out will result to savings in labor and fuel.

There are already three MRFs in the barangay, one in Dolores Homesite, one in Villa Barrosa Phase 1 and another in Gemsville 1.

Castro said that Caluag called for the establishment of more MRFs in response to the City Government's goal of creating a green city. (Marionne I. Cayanan)