June 14, 2024

DANGLAS, Abra – This town now has its own sanitary landfill, the first in the province.

The Provincial Environmental Management Unit-Abra and the officials of Danglas led the blessing and inauguration of the facility early last month. 

The project has a total fund of P5.5 million. This will establish a systematic solid waste management in the municipality for the protection and conservation of the environment.

The sanitary landfill located at Barangay Caupasan, Danglas is equipped with a total of 1,000 cubic meters capacity. The LGU plans to expand its total capacity to 2,000 cubic meters in the future.

In an interview, Danglas Environment Management Specialist II Norriel Montejo said with the landfill, they are now collecting residual wastes twice a month.  

Dati, quarterly, ngayon twice a month na and we have clustered the barangays already, northern and southern clusters, with corresponding schedules,” he said.

DENR-Abra Environment Management Bureau Engr. Joyce Ann Mangsat underscored the importance of the landfill as she reiterated the need for waste segregation among the residents in the households and in establishments.

Mas convenient tattan para kadagiti barangay ken ti LGU ta saandan nga aggasto ti transportation costs kadagiti basura da nga mapan dyay landfill dyay Tarlac. However, they still need to practice proper segregation ti waste,” Mangsat said.

She recommended the LGU can procure bailing machine press to compact the waste into regularly shaped blocks, which take up less space, and maximize the capacity of the landfill. – Christian Allister Tubadeza