Residents of Bacoor City will have to segregate their garbage after Mayor Strike Revilla signed Ordinance 2014-05 series of 2014 mandating the “no segregation, no garbage collection” program that was successfully tested in Garden 3, Barangay Molino 3 of the city.
Raul Poblete Roduta, 52, president of the Garden 3 Homeowners Association, told The Manila Times that the garbage segregation and recycling effectively implemented by more than 400 households in Garden 3 Subdivision can save the city government millions of pesos yearly in payment for services of dump trucks collecting garbage in Bacoor.
“The savings will be substantial and environmental cleanliness will be practiced considering the fact that Bacoor has no landfill area where to dump its garbage,” said Roduta.
The ordinance which was pushed by Roduta, barangay chairman Jun Advincula and Congresswoman Lani Mercado will also benefit the homeowners because the segregated non-biodegradable waste such as steel, plastic, bottles, cans, etc. can be sold to a junkshop that collects these materials at the subdivision’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in a vacant lot provided by the mayor. The MRF has been operating since 2010.
The perishable or biodegradable waste such as food left-overs and some kind of paper can be processed into fertilizer.
Roduta said the recycling and segregation methods which he learned through various seminars, books and self-study are now being taught for free to homeowners who have realized that proper waste management not only preserves the environment but also the health of human beings.