Bacolod City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the Bacolod Environment Natural Resources Office (ENRO) to require all private companies within the City of Bacolod to establish a garbage storage facility/equipment in accordance with City Ordinance No. 250 series of 2000.
The resolution authored by Councilor Claudio Puentevella said Republic Act No.9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 was passed into law last January 26, 2000.
Article 2, Section 22 (b) of RA 9003 provides the establishment of solid waste containers which should be properly marked for on-site collection as compostable, non-recyclable, recyclable, and special waste, it said.
Section 5 of City Ordinance No. 250 Series of 2000 provides that all households, occupants, owners or operators of industrial, commercial, or business establishments should provide their own garbage or waste containers or receptacles for purposes of garbage disposal and sanitation, the resolution said.
The proper storage of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is the primary responsibility of every individual, owner or operator of industrial and commercial establishments, before its scheduled collection by the city or authorized private collectors, it said.
The establishment of a garbage storage facility/equipment is needed for the successful implementation of segregation at the source in the community level, the resolution added. (Chrysee Semillano via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)