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Angeles City Hall starts waste segregation at source  

ANGELES CITY — The implementation of waste segregation at source is now in full swing at all departments and offices in the City Government here starting on March 11, 2024. 

This is upon the order of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. through Memorandum Order No. 588, Series of 2024. 

 In the order, Mayor Lazatin directed the City Environment and Natural Resources Office to strictly monitor the implementation of waste segregation at source.

 “This initiative reflects our commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible waste management practices,” Mayor Lazatin said. 

 Mayor Lazatin also noted the cooperation and support of the employees and city hall department heads and chief of offices to the said initiative. 

 “I commend all our employees for their cooperation and dedication to making our city a cleaner and greener place to live. Together, let us continue to work towards a more sustainable future for generations to come,” Mayor Lazatin said.

 In the succeeding meetings and plannings concluded by the city government, presided by Mayor Lazatin’s adviser and chief political officer IC Calaguas, all city hall departments were provided color-coded trash bins — white for non-biodegradable or dry use; black for biodegradable or wet use; and green for food waste, which will serve as an organic fertilizer supplementing the project of Wow Langaw, a black soldier fly technology that converts food waste into organic fertilizer. 

 Calaguas furthered that by segregating waste at its origin, this will not only reduce the burden on landfills but also promote recycling and proper disposal of different types of waste. 

 The CENRO, headed by Sendong Makabali, explained that there is a full deployment of CENRO staff to check on the segregation per office.

According to Makabali, there will be a no collection, no segregation policy, as ordered by Mayor Lazatin in the premises of the City Hall. 

 “Ang bilin po ni Mayor Lazatin, siguraduhin na bawat opisina ay susunod at sumusunod sa ating waste segregation at source,” Makabali said. 

 The working committee comprises of Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer-in-Charge Rosendo Makabali, General Services Officer Evangeline Malonzo, and Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Irish Bonus-Llego. 

 It has been one of the flagship programs of Mayor Lazatin since he took office to implement environmental sustainable programs.