Kalibo seeks private partner to recycle waste


KALIBO, Aklan — The municipal government here is considering a partnership with a private company in collecting and recycling garbage.

Municipal Planning and Development Officer Marlou Villanueva said they are now in consultation with the firm, which plans to put up a facility here.

In the facility, plastic waste will be converted into chairs and construction materials, while used oil from food chains will be made into biodiesel, Villanueva said.

The company and the local government will meet this month to discuss their plans, including staffing and profit-sharing.

Flooding has destroyed structures at the dumpsite in Brgy. Bakhaw Sur here.

The incident, caused by flood brought by typhoon “Quinta” last December, has also affected the town’s waste segregation program, Villanueva said.

To address the problem, the local government will look for a new site for the dumpsite. Pending the search, the existing dumpsite will be rehabilitated.

Kalibo has an Eco-waste Management Code, which requires government, household and commercial establishments to separate biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste.

Garbage segregation and collection were being managed by the Municipal Solid Waste Management Services under the Municipal Economic Enterprise Development Office. (By Ernan Baldomero)

Source: Panay News

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