Safewaste Sterile Technologies to handle Bulacan hospital wastes

August 7, 2010 12:11 pm 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Aug. 6 — Toxic and hazardous wastes from the Bulacan Provincial Hospital and other government hospitals will now be handled by a garbage disposal firm authorized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Gov. Wilhelmino Sy Alvarado on Friday announced that all toxic and hazardous wastes in all government hospitals in Bulacan will now be processed and handled by Safewaste Inc. (Sterile Technologies), a high-end waste disposal company based in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Alavardo said the firm will gather, segregate and haul (in a closed van) hospital wastes and brought them to the Clark sanitary landfill in Brgy. Kalangitan, Capas, Tarlac.

Last week, Alvarado ordered the closure of an open dump site behind the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) at the provincial hospital compound which has been the subject of complaints from students and faculty members of nearby Bulacan State University (BulSU) for almost two years.

The open dump is located some 70 meters north of the BMC building and a few meters east of the College of Social Science and Philosophy building of BulSU.

Provincial administartor Jim Valerio said the open dump is now gone and will be replaced by a vegetable garden.

The governor inspected the cleaning of the dump site Friday morning and briefed local newsmen on how the toxic and hazardous hospital wastes will be properly disposed off by Safewaste Inc.

Al Kane, president and CEO of Safewaste Inc, said their firm uses modern technologies in the proper handling and disposal of toxic, infectious and hazardous hospital wastes.

He said their firm is also handling the disposal of toxic wastes of some private hospitals in Central Luzon.

Alvarado also announced that he has issued Executive Order No. 4-2010—an order for the evaluation of all existing and/or controlled dump facilities within the province of Bulacan and assess the extent of their rehabilitation and compliance to existing environmental laws, rules and regulations. (PNA)

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