OCENR intensifies garbage collection PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 July 2013 10:56

The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has ramped up its efforts to ensure public awareness and compliance to the waste collection services implemented in the barangays under its service areas.

According to OCENR Head Engr. Rey Gonzalez, copies of the garbage collection map and schedule have been released to the barangays as part of their ongoing information dissemination campaign. This is to be coupled with the dissemination of notices to local households to encourage compliance to the waste collection service schedule, he said.

To facilitate timely and efficient collection, garbage should be properly contained and secured, and should be brought out 15 minutes before collection time.

Garbage trucks patrol the OCENR’s service area routes in scheduled morning, afternoon and night shifts.

For garbage dumped outside the collection period, two garbage collection team will be deployed for additional clean up. However, Gonzalez hopes that all barangays and their residents will adhere to the regular collection time to discourage stray animals and scavengers from scattering waste and refuse in public areas.

Gonzalez reiterated his call to all barangay leaders to take on the responsibility of ensuring community compliance to the collection process.

In his letter to the barangays, the OCENR chief appealed for “assistance in observing and disseminating said schedules to our constituents for their proper and timely disposal of solid waste.”

Aside from waste collection, the OCENR also spearhead initiatives such as regular street sweepings, maintenance of waste and material recovery facilities (MRFs) and daily coastal clean ups at Paseo del Mar and RT Lim Boulevard.

The office also provides technical assistance to barangays and community associations. — Jasmine Mohammadsali