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 January 2024, the city government will strictly implement the “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 come January 2024. I have instructed our City Engineer Donato Dizon to start the initial phase of the waste segregation at source, particularly the aspect of information dissemination,” Mayor Lazatin said.
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 on compostable, recyclable, residual, household hazardous, and household healthcare wastes.
Compostable and biodegradable wastes such as plants, wet paper, and food waste are placed in green trash bins, while recyclable wastes such as glass, plastic bottles, and scrap metal are placed in the blue trash bins.
Meanwhile, black trash bins represent residual wastes such as used plastic or paper cups, food wrappers and used beverage cartons, and red trash bins represent household hazardous wastes such as paint cans, spray canisters, and electrical or electronic equipment.
Used face masks, gloves, and other Covid-related wastes belong to the household healthcare wastes which are placed in yellow trash bins.
In the absence of color-coded bins or trash bags, households can alternatively label it according to its category.
Lazatin said that the city government will continue to educate the public more in the remaining six months of the year before the full implementation of “No Segregation, No Collection of Garbage” policy this coming 2024.