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Dumaguete puts up machines for solid waste management

Philippine News AgencyJuly 9, 2021

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo (facing the camera) discusses the city's plan to recycle collected trash into construction materials. On Thursday (July 9, 2021) the mayor inspected the installation of the pyrolysis machines at the city's materials recovery facility. (Photo from Lupad Dumaguete/City PIO Facebook)

DUMAGUETE CITY – Following the closure of the decades-old, the city government here is now transitioning to the use of technology that will convert trash to construction materials.

A media release Friday said Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo inspected on Thursday the installation of equipment and machines for the pyrolysis gasification process.

This after Remollo shut down the more than 35-year-old dumpsite in Barangay Candauay here.

The pyrolysis machines, once operational, will convert the collected solid wastes into pavers, hollow blocks, and other construction materials for use in various infrastructure projects and road maintenance.

While unable to find a suitable sanitary landfill as required by law, the city now operates its materials recovery facility (MRF), with biodegradable wastes processed to become organic fertilizers.

The mayor hopes to achieve a Zero Waste Dumaguete and is calling for people’s cooperation to practice waste segregation and recycling at home. (PNA)

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