In line with the City Government’s commitment to sustainably manage garbage collection and disposal, a contract agreement was signed today between LGU-Dumaguete and Suki Trading Corporation for the installation and commission of 1 set of pyrolysis gasification process with an environment pollution control device and supporting equipment.
Victoriano B. Ocon, President of Suki Trading Corporation and Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo signed the contract agreement with City Legal Officer Manuel Arbon and Rodney Juntilla in the presence of the members of the City Council, City ENRO Chief Chilvier Patrimonio, Engr. Letty Duran of the Eco-Park Management and other department heads.
Mayor Remollo credited City Councilors Lilani Ramon, Manuel Patrimonio, Karissa Tolentino, Manuel Sagarbarria, Michael Bandal, Edgar Lentorio Jr., Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores and SK President Renz Macion for supporting the project, which will help solve the decades old problem of managing the disposal of garbage in accordance with Republic Act Republic Act 9003, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Remollo said that since the 40-old dumpsite was already closed, the garbage produced by the households and establishments will be sorted at the Central Materials Recovery Facility located in the city’s Eco-Park by the former scavengers now employed by the City Government.
Under the contract, the City Government will pay P 21.9 million to the winning bidder Suki Trading Corporation for the installation and commissioning of 1 set of pyrolysis gasification process with an environment pollution control device along with 2 sets of sorting conveyors with wet and dry scrubbers, 2 units of food waste pulverizers, 2 units of non-recyclable waste bottles glass bottle pulverizers, 1 unit of plastic densifier/melting machine with EPCD, 1 unit of mortar mixer, 1 unit hollow block machine, 2 units non-biodegradable shredders, 2 units of municipal waste shredder, 2 units of rotary composter/bio-reactor and 2 units of heavy duty biodegradable shredder.
These equipment and machines will turn garbage into useful byproducts such as pavers, hollow blocks and other construction materials that can be used for the various infrastructure projects and in the maintenance of roads. On the other hand, biodegradable wastes can be processed to become organic fertilizers.
It is expected that the project will commence and become operational in the month of August 2021 after the personnel of the Eco-Park shall have completed the skills training for the transfer of technology.
Mayor Remollo urged the City Environment and Natural Resources Office to ensure the regular collection of garbage even as he appeals for the citizens and establishments to practice proper waste segregation and recycling to reduce the volume of garbage generated every day.
Policemen and Barangay Tanods are assigned at entrance and exits of the old dumpsite to prevent any resident or establishments from dumping their garbage there.