(Metro News) Malabon SWMO to intensify garbage collection efforts this Yuletide

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 4 — The Malabon solid waste management office (SWMO) announced that it will intensify its garbage collection and clean-up activities so that the city streets will remain relatively free of the superfluous junk brought about by the Yuletide celebrations.

Malabon SWMO chief Engr. Floro “Boy” Belandres, Jr. said that garbage hauling trucks will be on the roads as early as 4 a.m. to pick-up garbage collected by street cleaners and sweepers earlier.

He also said that the city’s trash hauling vehicles will sweep the city streets for litter around 7 a.m. and a third time at around 10 p.m.

The city's original garbage hauling time was two at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Belandres said that this three shift garbage pick-up was specially designed by the SWMO so that the streets with not be littered by waste produced by Christmas revelers and shoppers.

The SWMO chief said that the city’s garbage production usually double or triples up during the Christmas holidays hence the need for the three shift pick-up.

Malabon’s garbage output is estimated to be around 207.29 tons a day or almost 570 grams per person in its 363,681 population.

He also said that the SWMO’s 49 sweepers will be on constant watch so that garbage will not gain a foothold in the streets.

Likewise, the SWMO chief said that they are also conducting canal de-clogging campaigns together with the Malabon City Engineering Office (MCEO) as part of its efforts to further clean up the city.

The SWMO is also in the forefront of Malabon mayor Canuto “Tito” Oreta’s waste segregation campaign. (PNA)

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