Since 2018, the administration has allocated a total of P 93. 5 million for the required civil works, procurement of heavy equipment and activities in line with the Safe Closure and Rehabilitation Plan of the Candau-ay dumpsite submitted by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and by approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Among the activities and procurement related to the closure of the dumpsite include:
Site grading stabilization and final cover of dumpsite, P 2.8 million;
Construction of peripheral canal, P 4.9 million;
Construction of recirculation tank, P 650, 000;
Asphalting of road at dumpsite, P 1.2 million;
Construction of perimeter fence, P 980, 000;
Construction of guard house, P 108, 000;
Installation of signage at dumpsite, P 65, 000;
Installation of gas ventilation system, P 125, 000;
Installation of perimeter lighting, P 375, 000;
Construction of groundwater monitoring wells, P 900, 000;
Construction of Materials Recovery Facility at SLF site, P 7.3 million;
Purchase of brand new equipment for the operations of MRF, P 15 million;
Establishment and construction of categorized final disposal facility (sanitary landfill), P 20.7 million;
Improvement and rehabilitation of controlled dumpsite and disposal system, P 7 million and
Purchase of additional equipment for the improvement and rehabilitation of controlled dumpsite and disposal system P 26 million.
Meanwhile, civil works continue for the P 7 million Central Materials Recovery Facility in the 8-hectare lot in Barangay Candau-ay that will serve as the site for both the MRF and sanitary landfill upon the closure of the dumpsite.
The Central MRF, which was also approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, is now 35% complete, according to proponent Engr. Leticia Duran.
The City Government has been in constant communication with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to comply with the ways and means for the responsible closure of the decades-old dumpsite in accordance to the Safe Closure and Rehabilitation Plan duly approved by the agency.