City buys 9 more dump trucks

TO IMPROVE GARBAGE COLLECTION

MOVING further to arrest an impending garbage crisis in Dagupan City, Mayor Belen Fernandez ordered the purchase of nine more garbage trucks.

Fernandez said the new dump trucks and the three currently being maintained, will be used to collect and deliver the city’s segregated wastes.

At a press conference last week, the mayor conceded that among the hindrances besetting the city in addressing its garbage woes include the lack of technical know-how or capability, absence of available land to use and the financial capacity.

Fernandez said her administration is exerting all efforts to educate residents on waste segregation.

“The 50-year-old problem on garbage disposal could not be solved overnight that is why we need the cooperation of everyone,” Fernandez said.

She said there will be designated days for collection of reusable plastics, food and wet wastes, and non-biodegradable wastes.

Barangay captains of the 31 villages of the city already issued notices to every household in their areas to segregate wastes, with the warning that unsegregated wastes will not be collected, she added. (PIA-Pangasinan/VHS)