DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA)–The proposed sanitary landfill faces a longer process before getting approval, thus, Dumaguete City has set to construct the Php7 million Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Barangay Candau-ay.
This developed as the city government bared a memorandum sent by Director William Cuñado of the Environmental Management Bureau 7 to Director Gilbert Gonzales of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-7 which states that the former “finds no objection to the plan of Dumaguete City to establish a MRF in Barangay Candau-ay.”
Said memorandum became the basis for the city government to proceed with the plan to build the Php7 million MRF in the newly bought property where the proposed sanitary landfill will also be established.
While Director Cunado interposes no objection, he reminds the city government to ensure that the “MRF shall receive biodegradable wastes for composting and mixed non-biodegradable wastes for final segregation, re-use and recycling and provided each type of mixed waste is collected from the source and transported to the MRF in separate containers.”
The resulting residual wastes shall then be transferred to a long term storage or disposal facility or sanitary landfill.
But unlike the MRF, the site for the landfill will be evaluated if it is suitable for the intended purpose.
The evaluation will take into consideration all the inputs of the DENR.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has said that the responsible agencies will file for an Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the proposed landfill, and if denied, the city government will not insist on building the facility at the proposed site. (jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)
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