MIAGAO, Iloilo – In order to ensure order and discipline, the General Services Office issued guidelines of collection of garbage in the Municipality.
During the regular quarterly meeting of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Board, Ms. T. Arlene Nufuar said that the “No Segregation, No Pick up” is a standing policy as every household is obliged to segregate at source.
“Biodegradable, non-biodegradable (recyclable and residual) and hazardous waste should be properly segregated right from the household,” said Ms. Nufuar.
According to Ms. Nufuar, those that can be easily decomposed by natural agents and those materials which cannot be broken down or decomposed into the soil by natural agents should be separated at home. Only those that will be picked up are plastics materials, metal craps, aluminum cans and bottles, and containers of hazardous chemicals.
Ms. Nufuar said that most of the poblacion barangays have eco-aides commissioned by the local government unit to assist in the garbage collection. It is also the duty of the eco-aide to inform the barangay residents of the schedule and time of the collection.
“It was clarified in the orientation of the eco-aides that putting up of garbage outside the houses should be done 30 minutes prior the collection,” said Ms. Nufuar.
Ms. Nufuar likewise said that collection are religiously done except on cases of conflict of important schedules and unavailability of dump trucks due to pre-repair commitments.
Note: Please find hereunder the schedule of collection in the barangays. The schedule remains effective unless changed.
‘BASURA MO, PAGKAON MO’
During the meeting, Mayor Macario Napulan ordered Mr. Isidro Mosura of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) to strengthen the implementation of the “Basura Mo, Pagkaon Mo” project.
The Project, conceptualized by Mayor Napulan himself, aims to encourage Miagaowanons to be responsible of waste disposal especially of plastics which when not disposed properly and responsibly will give harmful effect to the environment.
The Project will encourage the populace to segregate and collect low density plastics and exchange it to coupons with corresponding food packs (1 coupon to 1 instant noodles, 2 coupons to 1 can of sardines and 4 coupons to 1 kg of rice).
Mayor Napulan told the MENRO to see to it that the Project is widely disseminated and participated in the barangays. This time, upon garbage collection, the food packs will be readily available.
“This draw consciousness to everyone especially those economically disadvantage to collect plastics and exchange it with food,” said Mayor Napulan.
These plastics are then turned-over to the Villar Foundation and are used as materials in the fabrication of armed chairs distributed to public schools. (ABMande)