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Garbage Crisis

CITY GOVERNMENT TO BUY 3 MORE GARBAGE TRUCKS

December 24 - 30, 2016

MAASIN CITY - A growing number of residents and businessmen have been complaining about the long delay in the collection of the city’s garbage, that some called on the news media for help and others used their social media accounts to voice out their dismay on the growing piles of trash accumulating in the streets.

Residents in barangay Canturing and some businessmen in barangay Tunga-tunga claimed that it took two weeks before their trash were collected. The new Office of the General Services (OGS) Officer-in-Charge Benjase Lumen admitted that since he assumed office as OIC last April, replacing then OGS head Atty. Feorillo Demeterio, his office has been facing these problems in terms of garbage disposal.

The main problems, according to Lumen, were the lack of necessary waste collection trucks, improper waste segregation by households, and the unpaved roads leading to the city’s landfill in barangay Bactul Uno.

“The problem started last November when our waste disposal trucks became defective. This caused the delay in collecting the waste and other residual trash,” Lumen said.

According to him, out of the seven (7) waste trucks normally used for the collection of garbage in the entire city, only four of them are presently operational, while the rest are subject for repair and maintenance.

In order to help solve this growing garbage problem, the provincial government has lent out some of its dump trucks to reinforce the remaining operational city garbage trucks. It was further revealed that the city government is planning to purchase 3 new trucks within 2017.(By MARK L. RIMAS)








 

 

 

   

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