THE Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) announced that the full implementation of City Ordinance 2016-176, will officially begin on November 27.

The City Ordinance 2016-176 is also known as the Integrated Solid Waste Management System.

OCENR’s public service officer Rodrigo Pagotaisidro said the full implementation of the ordinance will put to effect the salient provisions of the solid waste management system.

Pagotaisidro said this will include the mandatory segregation of solid waste in residential, institutional, agricultural, and commercial establishments; the deputation of village and law enforcers for the issuance of citation tickets for violations; and, the imposition of a garbage fee for business establishments and residential units.

In line with this, Pagotaisidro said the City Solid Waste Management Board, along with the police and the City Administrator, will convene on November 16 to prepare and plan out the implementation of the ordinance. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)