Davao re-activates anti-littering team

Subscribe Now November 07, 2010 at 03:45pm

With the re-activation of the anti-littering team, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office is now strictly implementing a no garbage policy during daytime.

Garbage collectors will only roam for collection at a designated time. The anti-littering team was put back into full force after seeing the need for public cooperation given the lack of garbage trucks collecting the 600 to 700 tons of garbage everyday in the city.

This amount of garbage needs about 40 garbage trucks, however the city only has 20 trucks in operation.

Cenro officer-in-charge Dominique Felizarta said that the city will be imposing fines and penalties to violators.

The creation of anti-littering teams was made legal by the Presidential Decree 825 or the Laws on Anti-littering.

City Ordinance 105 is "an ordinance penalizing the act of littering, scattering, or any careless disposal of waste materials, refuse and other unsanitary things on streets, parks, public buildings and other places in the city."

City mayor Sara Duterte recently bared that one of the major problems in the solid waste management program of the city is the waste segregation at household level.

The city may have enough garbage collectors, trucks, garbage bins, and a sanitary landfill, however, waste disposal will continue to be an issue if the public lacks cooperation on waste segregation.

Source: pia.gov.ph

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