Residents of Quezon City were urged to practice proper waste management as the city government continuously collects waste in the waterways of the city.
“We have been able to implement major improvements to our city’s waste management system, even during this pandemic. Let us continue to support this effort. Isa pa, huwag po natin payagan ang pagtatapon ng kahit anung dumi o basura sa ating mga waterways,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said in a statement on Tuesday.
Report of the City’s Task Force on Solid Waste Management (TFSWM) showed that the city has collected over 810,000 kilos of garbage from 20 creeks traversing in the city from January to April this year.
“Simula pa lang ay sinisigurado na ng lungsod at ng mga barangay na nase-segregate nang maayos ang ating mga basura. Success stories such as those being implemented in Bgy Lagro, Bgy Blue Ridge A and B as well as many other barangays in our city demonstrate how well our system can work. Magtulungan po tayo para mas maayos nating ma-implement ang tamang waste management (From the beginning, the city and the barangays have been making sure that our garbage is properly segregated. Success stories such as those being implemented in Bgy Lagro, Bgy Blue Ridge A and B as well as many other barangays in our city demonstrate how well our system can work. Let us work together so that we can better implement proper waste management),” Mayor Belmonte said.
The city mayor said proper waste management also serves as a preemptive measure to prevent flooding, clogged drainage lines, and obstructed waterways.
The TFSWM and the City Engineering Department have been regularly conducting cleanup and dredging activities respectively to declog the city’s creeks and rivers.
TFSWM has launched its house-to-house recyclables trading in communities and in partnership with local junkshops, originally as part of the Task Force’s various activities for Earth Day 2021.
Since a lot of residents have participated in the trading activity, the city is planning to turn it to a year-long activity.