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Landfill part of Hermosa Ecopark dev’t


By Mar T. Supnad

Hermosa, Bataan – To make this town environment-friendly, Mayor Antonio Joseph “Jopet” R. Inton signed recently a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with a private firm for the “Development of the Hermosa Ecopark and Rehabilitation and Operation of the Municipal Sanitary Landfill.”

Mayor Inton said that they have entered a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with Truckshers Waste Management and Hauling Services, Inc.

The move is in line with the municipal government’s proper adoption and compliance with several national laws on Solid Waste Management, and the Water and Clean Air Acts in a bid by the mayor to put the town’s waste into order for a cleaner Hermosa.

Inton said that the project’s initial goal is to develop the decommissioned open dumpsite in Barangay Mambog here and transform it into a sanitary landfill and eventually turn it into an ecological park.

The development of the site is the main component of the entire project involving the basic sectors of the municipality namely the out of school youths, senior citizens, barangay health workers along with village officials in all barangays.

Solid waste management groups dubbed as “ecoguardians” including wastes segregators will be formed and trained in the proper solid waste management which will soon be a part of their livelihood endeavors.

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