October 11, 2020 at 06:40 pm
Caloocan City Councilor Orvince Howard A. Hernandez has distributed 50 plastic trash bins to 30 barangays and 20 health centers for centralized use to promote and maintain cleanliness in the communities and prevent the spread of diseases that are normally caused by filthy surroundings.
Hernandez, concurrent president of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Caloocan City, announced that 150 more trash bins will be given to other barangays.
“Our total is 200 trash bins for hazardous wastes. We still have 150 that are set for distribution. This is just a start as there are pledges already from the private sector that they will donate more plastic trash bins as they recognize the importance of what we are doing here in Caloocan City,” Hernandez said, adding that all 200 pieces were donated by Sentinel Upcycling Corporation.
He urged households and businesses in the city to gather, segregate, and donate their plastic garbage to manufacturers engaged in recycling in exchange for plastic trash bin donations.
Hernandez noted that city folks have been encouraged to dispose of their wastes in the trash bins when they see the garbage containers in their barangays.
“The initial success of our effort is noticeable. And because the people responded positively to our call to dispose of their garbage in the centralized plastic trash bins that we placed in their vicinity, we are inspired to put up more of these in our barangays,” he said.
“This is also a project of our good mayor, Mayor Oca Malapitan, and Rep. Along Malapitan, who believe that the cleanliness of our neighborhoods should be an ongoing concern for our citizens,” said the solon.
Hernandez said one way of acquiring more plastic trash bins is by donating plastic wastes to manufacturers that recycle waste materials as a major component of their operation.
“We have talked to factories that recycle plastics, and they are willing to help, like Sentinel Upcycling Corporation. We are just helping each other. Instead of putting our plastics directly to the trash bin, let’s collect, segregate, and donate them in exchange for the plastic trash bins,” he stressed.
“The beauty of this strategy is that it won’t cost our city government a penny, it won’t cost our people a single centavo. And I am very thankful to our partners in the private sector for their generosity,” the councilor said.
“This is part of our call to have a centralized trash area in our barangays, especially for used face shields, face masks and other hazardous wastes,” Hernandez added.