Dagupan collected 2 tons of COVID-19 related wastes
THE COVID-19 pandemic brought another potential crisis if not addressed early – environmental disposal of face masks, shields, personal protection equipment (PPE), plastic gloves, etc.
Dagupan City’s Waste Management Division (WMD) reported that an estimated two tons of COVID-19 related wastes have already been collected in the city from isolation facilities in the city.
WMD chief Bernard Cabison said the collected wastes are delivered to the sanitary landfill in Tarlac province since the city does not have its own landfill as waste disposal facility after the Dagupan City government and the management of waste facility in Tarlac inked an agreement for the disposal of the city’s COVID-19 medical wastes.
As agreed upon, before bringing the wastes to Tarlac, the collected wastes go through chemical treatment for disinfection and prevent further contamination.
WMD collects pandemic wastes once a month and its collectors are required to wear PPEs when they collect. (Ahikam Pasion)
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