Mexico, Pampanga—A solid waste processing plant that can accommodate five tons of garbage daily was inaugurated Saturday to help address the mounting garbage problem of the different local government units in Pampanga.
PEDECO Integrated Waste Technology is absolutely the solution to the waste management disposal problem in the countryside through thermal fractionation, bio methanation and thermolysis process, an official of the industrial plant said in a statement.
A Japanese technology, PEDECO is a P50 million investment for research and development including the construction of facility. It will help province in solid waste disposal specifically plastic bottles.
“Under the framework of integrated solid waste management, first the facility can generate electricity to energize surrounding communities for a lower price. Second, its byproduct includes organic materials as fertilizers in agricultural farms,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.
Dar, who was the guest of honor and speaker during the inauguration of PEDECO situated at Barangay San Pablo in this farming town of Pampanga, said other organic garbage once processed will be decomposed for use of farmers.
“Organic waste once processed will be used as fertilizers,” Dar told reporters on the sideline of the PEDECO ceremonial ribbon cutting.
PEDECO president Bernardo Perrobias said this kind of technology is the first in Central Luzon in terms of solid waste disposal.
While he acknowledged the threat of solid waste and sanitary landfill to the environment, Perrobias said the industrial plant initially accepting non-hazardous wastes but it will eventually accept medical and hazardous materials.
“PEDECO is committed to provide renewable energy. Garbage collected will be converted into energy,” said Perrobias.
He said PEDECO will be negotiating with other LGUs in Central Luzon in establishing similar facility in solving their mounting garbage problem.
In City of San Fernando alone over 120 tons of domestic garbage are being collected and transported to sanitary landfill at the Metro Clark Waste Management in Sitio Kalangitan, Bgy Cutcut ll, Capas, Tarlac.
The PEDECO waste processing plant is located adjacent to Amber Trail Resort and densely populated communities.