THE Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) is urged to strictly segregate the solid wastes being collected from every village for the efficient operation of the sanitary landfill in New Carmen Village, Tugbok District, while waiting for the establishment of a new sanitary dumpsite in the city.
Alnulfo Alvarez, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-Davao Region-ecological solid management section chief, said the current sanitary landfill in the city has lapses in maintaining proper waste management due to mixed waste accumulated by Cenro and has made facility operators unable to properly process the wastes. “The problem in the sanitary landfill actually rooted from the wrong garbage collection from every barangay,” he said. Garbage collectors of the Cenro, Alvarez said, should start the proper waste segregation upon collecting the wastes from the villages before dumping it to the sanitary landfill. In the latest audit report of the Commission on Audit, it found that the residents from Dumoy, Calinan Proper, Matina Pangi, and Indangan admitted that Cenro permitted the collection of mixed waste.