Public urged to chip in for giant xmas tree by donating household scraps

BAGUIO CITY – The city building and architecture office under Engr. Nazita Banez is requesting the public to chip in for the giant Christmas tree project by donating household scraps.

Arch. Homer Soriano of the CBAO said they plan to fashion this year’s holiday tree from recycled materials out of household junks like discarded pipes, broken appliances, scrap steel, metal, used tires and the like.

Donations may be brought to the CBAO office at DPS barangay or call 442-2503. Arrangement for pick-up may also be done for donations in bulk.

The recycled concept was hatched to help the city save on Christmas decoration costs.

Arch. Soriano said that from last year’s allocation of more than P1 million pesos, this year’s design when executed would require less than P500,000.

The design was done by a private architect and was approved by the CBAO.

The use of recycled materials is also in support of the city’s cleanliness and waste management programs./Aileen P. Refuerzo


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