Mayor Cristina Gonzales Romualdez created a composite team to address garbage issues in six areas of the city where garbage collection is most problematic.
Garbage monitoring units were set up at Congressman Artemio Mate Ave., Real St. (in front of St. Peter), Sagkahan (near Astrodome), San Jose (near the airport), Burayan (near Algo Homes) and Abucay.
“The city government is serious about maintaining a clean, green, and resilient city after experiencing the destruction brought by the 2013 Super Typhoon “Yolanda.” This is top priority,” said Mayor Romualdez, who has mobilized the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, the Solid Management and implementing partner city offices to immediately enforce they city ordinance.
The monitoring team’s tasks include: educating residents on proper waste disposal and warning the public to not throw garbage outside the assigned collection hours. Offenders will face penalty charges and fines.
The 134 barangays of Tacloban will also undergo an orientation workshop on Solid Waste Management so they can create a Solid Waste Management Plan.
“I ask everyone’s full participation and for every Taclobanon to be vigilant and immediately report any violation on the improper disposal of garbage to the nearest Garbage Monitoring Units,” said Mayor Romualdez.