CALOOCAN City Councilor Orvince Howard Hernandez has distributed 50 plastic trash bins to 30 barangays and 20 health centers for centralized use as part of his efforts to promote and maintain cleanliness in the communities to prevent the spread of diseases that 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 which is also a part of the project of Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan and 1st District Congressman Gonzalo Dale “Along” Malapitan.
“Our total is 200 trash bins for hazardous wastes. Kaya we still have 150 that are set for distribution. Umpisa pa lang ito kasi 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 the 200 pieces were donated by Sentinel Upcycling Corporations.
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 as he noted that city folks have been encouraged to dispose of their wastes in the trash bins when they saw 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 bared.
Hernandez stressed that 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.
“May nakausap na tayong mga factory na nagre-recycle at tutulong daw sila, isa na nga d’yan ang Sentinel Upcycling Corporations. Kaya tulungan lang talaga ‘to. Imbes na idiretso natin sa basurahan ‘yung mga plastic, ipunin na lang natin, i-segregate at i-donate kapalit ng mga basurahan na made of plastic din,” he stressed.
Hernandez added: “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. Walang gastos kasi imbes na pera, basurang plastic lang ang ibibigay natin ‘tapos bibigyan na tayo ng basurahan. And I am very thankful to our partners in the private sector for their generosity.”
“Ito rin iyong panawagan natin noon na dapat magkaroon ng ‘centralized’ na basurahan sa ating barangay, lalo na sa mga gamit na face shields, face mask at iba pang hazardous waste,” Hernandez added.