BAGUIO CITY – Two garbage compactors which will be used by the city government to improve the collection of generated wastes in populated areas arrived in the city this week
Romeo D. Concio, city general services officer, said the delivered two compactors was part of the purchase of the city government for added units of equipment to effectively and efficiently improve the collection of garbage, especially in populated areas, so that other available garbage dump trucks could be used in the collection of garbage in other parts of the city.
“We are still awaiting the delivery of the appropriate documents of the garbage compactors so that it will be inspected by the concerned offices before it will be used by the city for the collection of compacted waste in areas that generate huge volume of waste,” Concio said
The delivered garbage compactors, which can accommodate up to 10 tons of compacted waste, are now parked at the city hall grounds and will still be subjected to inspection by concerned officials before it will be dispatched for use by the garbage collectors.
According to him, the use of the garbage compactors in the city’s collection of garbage around the city will significantly contribute in improving the city’s collection efficiency and will guarantee the collection of more garbage around the city’s central business district area.
Concio disclosed the two units of heavy equipment cost the city government some P7.95 million which was part of the budget of the city general services last year.
In order to improve the sustained collection of garbage around the city, Concio revealed the city government plans to purchase six more dump trucks to augment the local government’s fleet of garbage trucks in order to effectively and efficiently improve the collection of segregated garbage in the different collection points in the city’s 128 barangays.
He cited once the city will be able to purchase the additional six garbage trucks, the city general services office will slowly retire the use of the old dump trucks that were purchased by the city in the early 1990s.
In 2013, the city government purchased four additional brand new dump trucks to improve the city’s efficiency in the collection of garbage that are generated by the local residents.
However, the city official pointed out the delivery of the garbage compactors should not be a reason for local residents not to comply with the segregation of waste at source, saying that people must continue segregating their waste inside their residences to help ease the burden of garbage collectors in classifying that waste that will be shipped out of the city en route to the engineered sanitary landfill in Capas, Tarlac.
He said the local government is trying to perfect the collection of garbage in the city’s barangays so that it would be an easier task for them once the integrated solid waste disposal facility will be put in place thereby permanently solving the city’s garbage disposal problems.
Concio appealed to local residents for their utmost cooperate in the segregation of waste at source so as not to add burden to the garbage collectors and volunteers in the efficient and effective collection of the city’s generated waste to prevent the occurrence of a garbage problem that would affect the robust growth of the local tourism industry. By Dexter A. See