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Angeles City to strictly implement waste segregation at source in 2024

 ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. continues to encourage Angeleño households to practice waste segregation at source, in their own homes, as well as to reduce if not eliminate the use of plastics. 

 Starting this February 2024, the city hall departments and offices will start the implementation of “No Segregation, No Collection of Garbage” policy to instill the importance of waste segregation in reducing the waste being dumped in sanitary landfills.

 “As we prepare to implement waste segregation at source, I have instructed Environmental Management System Head Kiko Pangilinan and City Environment and Natural Resources Officer-in-Charge Rosendo Makabali to start the initial phase of the waste segregation at source, particularly the aspect of information dissemination,” Mayor Lazatin said. 

 This was discussed during a coordination meeting on January 31, 2024 where Mayor Lazatin instructed Chief Adviser IC Calaguas to preside over the said meeting with Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, Pangilinan, Makabali, General Services Officer Evangeline Malonzo, and Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Irish Bonus-Llego.

 Teams from the City Environment and Natural Resource Office already started the information, education, and communication campaign via house-to-house visits to inform the public of the proper ways to segregate their waste. 

 The CENRO team reminded the public to observe proper segregation in their homes, specifically biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes.

Lazatin said that the city government will continue to educate the public more before the full implementation of “No Segregation, No Collection of Garbage” policy this coming March 2024.