May 23, 2024

The Tarlac-based company where Baguio brings the city’s residual wastes recently proposed a solution to the city’s waste woes.
Metro Waste Corporation intends to use the whole-of-nation approach on waste management and regenerative agriculture to establish a permanent solution to the city’s residual waste disposal.
The waste management coverage that will be employed by the company includes the sale of garbage bags to the residents, the establishment of a sorting facility and transfer station that will be located either in Pugo, La Union or in Sablan, Benguet, availability of waste bins, increase of waste collection equipment that will reduce the organic fraction by 50 percent, disposal of refuse derived fuel (RDF) and recyclables by 50 percent, residuals by 20 percent, put up of large-scale composting facility and the upcoming operation of the Urdaneta City engineered sanitary landfill.
On the waste management components for household storage, the company will sell to the public kitchen waste bags priced at P15 per piece, residual waste bags priced at P85 per bag and recyclable bags, which will be paid back to households by junk shops for the proper disposal of their segregated waste.
For waste management components on waste collection equipment, the firm will make available waste compactors with bin lifters, waste collection trucks, waste compliant enforcers, hooklift trucks, waste bin collector trucks, and wastewater collection.
For the waste management components on waste sorting facility, the company will provide fixed bin lifters for semi-automated sorting facility and automated sorting and composting facility where a portion of the revenue from the waste recovered from the facility will be allocated for the education of the workers’ children.
On the composting aspect of waste management, Metro Waste will provide waste shredders, window equipment and negative aeration system, and biological odor filtration system.
The company has taken over the management and operation of the Urdaneta City engineered sanitary landfill, which is expected to be operational before the yearend serving as the final disposal site of the city’s residual waste.
On the wastewater treatment system, the company will put up an engineered soil matrix, custom water delivery system, and engineered planting system for most effective treatment.
Phase 1 of the project involves the assured landfill capacity for the city’s residual waste, water quality monitoring equipment, waste sorting equipment, transfer station, composting facility, and waste collection equipment.
The second phase will involve the regenerative agriculture such as organic food, waste bag for food waste, organic farming and organic fertilizer while the third phase will involve waste elimination such as RDF, medical waste, heat for cold storage or drying, renewable energy, fly ash for cement factories and fill materials for reclamation projects. – PIO release