Saturday, August 24, 2019

City to set up garbage stations in public areas

WITH the volume of garbage in city increasing during Sinulog, the Cebu City Environmental and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) will set up 160 garbage stations along the parade route and other public places.

This may minimize the amount of garbage left on the streets, CCENRO said.

More garbage will be placed on parade routes and other areas where Sinulog activities are held.

The stations will follow the process of segregating garbage into biodegradable, non-biodegradable and recyclable.

There will be drums in every station to ensure a smooth collection after the events.

Led by the Department of Public Services, 220 barangay environmental officers and 300 volunteers from private organizations will enforce the proper disposal of garbage by the stations.

They will also issue warnings to people who will be caught throwing their trash outside the stations.

Nida Cabrera, head of CCENRO, assured they won’t arrest anyone, but will just warn them.

This will be the first time that the City will set up garbage stations during Sinulog.

This will help street sweepers do their job fast. Every year, the street sweepers have managed to clean the streets before daybreak on the Monday after the Sinulog grand parade.

“There will be a large number of people who will celebrate Sinulog around the city even without the street parties, so we still expect trash everywhere,” Cabrera said.

Cabrera hopes that this method will have a positive impact on the people.

“Among target karon kay ang gamay nga kausaban sa katawhan in terms of garbage disposal (We hope to change people’s mindset a little bit).” (USC Intern Jaziel Calumpag)
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