Segregation of garbage at the source of all households now required in Malaybalay City

MALAYBALAY CITY – It’s about time! An ordinance requiring the segregation of garbage at the source of all households has now been approved by the Malaybalay City Council. All households, industrial, commercial and institutional are now required to segregate their garbage or waste into residual, compostable, recyclable and special or hazardous waste.

This Malaybalay City ordinance was passed in accordance with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

Large business establishments that do not comply with this will be sanctioned and will be made to pay P2,000 fine. Small business establishments that will be found guilty of non-compliance with this ordinance will be made to pay P1,000 fine. For households, the fine for the first offense is P500.00

Malaybalay City Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr. welcomes the ordinance and says that it is important especially since we now need to effectively manage and sustain our environmental resources.

What do you think of this ordinance? Do you think this will be implemented well?

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