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Thursday, April 16, 2009


The initial implementation of the new solid waste management system in Olongapo City commenced on April 16, 2009 with the deployment of 128 Container Bins at Barangay West Tapinac.

Environmental Sanitation and Management Office (ESMO) Head Dante Ramos announced the good news during a radio interview at Subic Broadcasting Corporation dwGO 1008.

“Ang bagong proyekto na bin containerization ay papairalin na dito sa lungsod ng Olongapo. Sa katunayan, ngayong umaga, magkakaroon na ng placement of container bins sa West Tapinac,” said Ramos.

One container bin is allotted for every four to six households initially. “Inaasahan natin na magiging maganda ang resulta ng proyektong ito at darating ang araw na mabibigyan na natin ng tig-iisang bins ang bawat tahanan,” Ramos said.

The container bins are color coded as follows: Yellow for hospitals, Green for households, and Blue for government offices. The city has acquired seven new mechanical trucks to make the process of garbage collection easier.

“This is part of Olongapo City’s CR3 project which stands for Compost, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle,” said Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. “This project will ensure the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid wastes in the city.”

Gordon has appealed for the cooperation of city residents in line with the project: “Kung hindi tayo magmamalasakit sa ating lungsod, sino pa ang aasahan natin?”

Ramos also pointed out the dos and don’ts in the proper utilization of the new bins. Only residual wastes (i.e. candy wrappers) are to be disposed in the said bins. The public should refrain from throwing in recyclables such as plastic, bottles, aluminum, paper and steel, and kitchen wastes that rot and may soil the bins.

To complement the CR3 project, Barangay Officials in West Tapinac are proposing to collect recyclable wastes from every household to help facilitate proper garbage disposal.

Other barangays in Olongapo are already being prepared for the implementation of the said project in their respected areas.

The ESMO is also conducting a massive information dissemination drive which started early this year to promote and campaign on the importance of proper waste disposal and solid waste management system to the school children.

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. shows off the new container bins being distributed to all barangays in Olongapo in connection with the implementation of CR3, the new solid waste management system in the city. (Photo and Caption/PAO)

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