New Waste Hauler has to Work out own Transfer Station
Vol. XVIII No. 8 (Nov. 29 – Dec. 5,2014)
BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday said the company that won the bid for the new waste hauling contract in the city must work out its own transfer station before the city can allow the firm to operate.
In his Ugnayan Panlungsod press briefing, the mayor said GC Flores Construction owned by Gamaliel Flores will have to look for another transfer site for residual wastes after residents of Camp 7 barangay opposed his plan to use his property in the barangay for said purpose.
The residents wrote the Environment Management Board Cordillera (EMB-CAR) contesting the certification issued by Camp 7 punong barangay Constancio Danao that there was no objection to utilize GA Flores Construction’s site along Kennon Road as transfer station.
The residents said they were not informed of the plan before the certification was issued. They said they do not want any part of their barangay to be turned into a waste transfer site for health reasons.
The mayor said Flores assured he will look for another area suitable for the purpose and while this is being worked out, the city will continue to employ the services of the present hauler, M. A. Camilo Freight Services.
The city will begin negotiating with the engineered sanitary landfill in Capas, Tarlac anew for the city to resume disposing wastes in the facility.
The mayor said Capas offered lower tipping fee and the Urdaneta ESL where the city is presently dumping its wastes has not issued any counter offer.
The provision of a transfer site was among the requirements included in the terms of reference in the bidding for city’s hauling service.
The bidding company must submit its own transfer station with the corresponding requirements particularly an affidavit of no objection by the owners of the adjoining properties, endorsement from the barangay and a certification of non-coverage from the EMB./A Refuerzo