The Governor added that the Hermosa Sanitary Landfill, under a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) with Econest, is now smoothly operating while the municipality of Mariveles is considering to have its own and the on-going feasibility study on a 37 hectare sanitary landfill in Abucay town.
In a huddle with the media, the Governor said that the province is compliant with R.A. 9003 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Ecological Solid Waste Management act, that is in support to the attainment of a more balanced and healthy environment that is conducive to the quality of life of our present and future generations.
Gov. Garcia added that the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) of the DENR has already ordered the closure of open dumpsites in the different municipalities of the region as these will pose health threat to the people and toxicity to the soil, that is why most of our LGUs are now in coordination with Metro Clark Solid Waste Management for proper waste disposal, which entails spending millions of pesos to dump their waste.
The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources office, in cooperation with different municipalities are now assessing and considering establishing their own sanitary landfill, not only that they will save a lot of their funds for other projects but more so create a livelihood for the people, the biggest of which is the 37-hectare sanitary landfill in Abucay, which Governor Abet Garcia hopes to solve the waste disposal problem of the province.