Solid Waste Mgt edict fully implemented Print
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:20

Police Station 11 operatives and Task Force Ordinance personnel of the City Administrators Office started yesterday the full implementation of the “Solid Waste Management” pursuant to City Ordinance 176-2016 with main focus on anti-littering campaign.

Public Services Officer Rodrigo Pagotaisidro of the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) stressed that under the new ordinance anyone caught in the act (in flagrante delicto) throwing garbage anywhere in public places will be fined P200 and P300 if done on the sidewalks.

He said the initial salvo of implementation will last for six months in public areas downtown or the central business district to include Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4.

“After a month, we will meet to assess the implementation and determine which of the barangays outside the central business district will be included in the next level of implementation,” Pagotaisidro said even as he assured the press briefing yesterday that this time there will be no “ningas cogon” in the implementation of the Ord. 176 as there are sufficient enforcers.

He also emphasized that along the way all other ordinance violations will be included like urinating and spitting in public places.

Violators will be issued citation tickets and will have 72 hours or three days upon arrest within which to pay the fine to the City Treasurer’s Office. They will also be asked to attend a solid waste management seminar in the barangay where they were caught littering or violating any ordinance.

In the meantime, barangays outside the central business district are given one month period within which to conduct their respective public awareness on solid waste management like informing their constituents on schedules of garbage collections. -(Vic Larato)