DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, July 9 (PIA) -- Dumaguete City has started the installation of the equipment and machines for the pyrolysis gasification process that will convert garbage into construction materials at the city’s central materials recovery facility (MRF) on July 8.
Earlier, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo implemented the closure of the more than 35-year-old dumpsite in Brgy. Candau-ay and started operation of the city MRF.
Remollo said once fully operational, the pyrolysis machines will convert all collected solid waste into useful byproducts such as pavers, hollow blocks, and other construction materials for the various infrastructure projects and in the maintenance of roads.
Meanwhile, biodegradable waste can be processed intoorganic fertilizers.
The mayor aims to achieve the goal of zero waste in the city through the conversion of residual waste into construction materials for public works along with the people’s cooperation in reducing consumption, practicing waste segregation, and recycling. (JCT/PIA Negros Oriental)