Starting Monday, February 8, the City Solid Waste Management Office (SWMO) will add 600 more garbage bins in different areas of Puerto Princesa City.
According to Andrew Russel, head of the SWMO, the new garbage bins ranging from medium to large sizes have just been delivered and are ready for disposal anytime.
Populated areas, national highways will be prioritized as these are strategic areas.
As of this writing, SWMO is still conducting studies of which particular places that the bins must be located. Russel urged the public to take care of the garbage bins and not to use it for personal purposes.
To regulate the proper use of the garbage bins, a resolution was filed before the City Council to penalize those who will be caught using such inside their residence.
The SWMO assured the public that the 14 garbage trucks are fully-functional collecting around 120 tons of wastes or garbage every day and haul it to the sanitary landfill.
He likewise advised all residents of the city to be very particular with the specific schedules of garbage collection at their respective barangays to help the local government unit in the maintenance of cleanliness in the “cleanest and greenest” city in the country.