Proper segregation of trash is now being monitored by the city government office by the public and barangay officials. Trashes that are not segregated properly will not be collected by scheduled garbage trucks.
Segregate Your Trash
After urging the public and barangay officials, the Dumaguete City government have made strict enforcements for the ordinance that states the “Integrated Solid Waste Management System and Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000”.
All residences of the area are obliged to follow proper segregation of trash as follows: biodegradable (Malata) and non-biodegradable (Dili Malata). Biodegradable waste materials include dried leaves, paper, spoiled and excess food, fruits, vegetables and anything that can be composed and turn into fertilizer. Non-biodegradable waste on the other hand (plastics, tin, cans, iron, glass and etc.) will be sold and use for recycling.
Collecting of Trash
Rural barangays are given two days a week for trash collection with the appropriate stickers or tags. Stickers or tags can be purchased at Php 1.50. Trashes that aren’t segregated nor labeled will NOT be collected by the Environment and Natural Resources personnel. Violations of this segregation and labeling will pay a fine.
According to Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio “Ipe” Remollo, he has formed a group that would find a better place for a sanitary landfill that will be constructed to help reduce the issues regarding the Candau-ay dump site. With the two newly blessing brand-new garbage compactors by Reverend John Mark Bomediano, the delivery would highly improve for a faster garbage disposal and clean-up. The mayor also mentioned in buying another two-brand-new garbage compactor that will be purchased before the end of the year.