The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) is aiming to strengthen its implementation of the “No Segregation, No Collection” policy by providing further information education campaigns (IECs).
Mary Ann Joylle Madriñan, the senior environmental officer of the City Environmental Management Services Division (EMSD) under City ENRO, told Palawan News in an interview that they are always willing to extend support among city barangay officials and to the staff of the City Solid Waste Management Office (CSWMO) through conducting IECs.
Madriñan said barangay officials are also sending requests to their office to conduct IECs and training in their areas towards strengthening the implementation of the policy.
“Nag-i-invite ‘yong mga barangay councils for IECs ulit. Actually kahapon sa Barangay Milagrosa kami,” Madriñan said earlier.
The “No Segregation, No Collection” policy was enforced in Puerto Princesa’s 66 barangays starting August 24 this year.
Earlier, Madriñan said there are four categories of waste materials that must be segregated: special or hazardous, residual, recyclable, and biodegradable.
The barangay local government should provide an area for the special or hazardous waste comprised of batteries, toxic liquid, and other machines, she said.
Madriñan also said that the first month of the policy implementation was so far good, but admitted the need of everyone for further training.
She said their team from City ENRO also conducts regular monitoring of the implementation.