Clarin Vice Mayor Allen Rey Piezas and the rest
of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) were able to defend the town’s 10-year Solid
Waste Management Plan (SWMP) before the National Solid Waste Management Council
(NSWMC) in a virtual meeting on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Piezas said that the defense before the NSWMC
is needed as mandated by Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste
Management Act of 2000.
RA 9003 stipulates the segregation of collected
garbage at source as local government units (LGU) are allowed only to collect
the residual and special waste from businesses and households.
He said that LGUs need to put up residual
containment facilities and each barangay should have a materials recovery
Piezas said that Clarin Mayor Eugene Ibarra,
Councilor Christine Butal, Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Coordinator
Dante Cañete, ESWM focal person Kathleen Lebita, and Gleyn Bojos were present
during the said activity at the SB session hall of Clarin.