Dgte to set up pyrolysis tech for useful waste


DUMAGUETE CITY, May 14 (PIA) -- The city government of Dumaguete and contractor for the installation of pyrolysis gasification technology have signed a deal to convert garbage to useful by-products.

This is in line with the city’s commitment to sustainably manage garbage collection and disposal.

A total of P21.9-M is awarded to the winning bidder, Suki Trading Corporation, to set up the technology with an environment pollution control device and supporting equipment.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said that since the 40-old dumpsite was already closed, the garbage produced by the households and establishments will be sorted at the Central Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located in the city’s Eco-Park by the former scavengers now employed by the city government.

The contractor will install and set up one set of pyrolysis gasification process with an environment pollution control device  along with two sets of sorting conveyors with wet and dry scrubbers, and two units of food waste pulverizers.

Under the contract, the bidder will also provide two units of non-recyclable waste bottles, glass bottle pulverizers, one unit of plastic densifier/melting machine with EPCD, one unit of mortar mixer, one unit hollow block machine, one units non-biodegradable shredders, two units of municipal waste shredder, one unit of rotary composter/bio-reactor, and two units of heavy duty biodegradable shredder.

These equipment and machines will turn garbage into useful by-products such as pavers, hollow blocks, and other construction materials that can be used for the various infrastructure projects and in the maintenance of roads.

On the other hand, biodegradable waste can be processed to become organic fertilizers.

It is expected that the project will start and become operational in August 2021 after the personnel of the Eco-Park shall have completed the skills training for the transfer of technology.

Remollo urged the City Environment and Natural Resources Office to ensure the regular collection of garbage.

He appealed for the citizens and establishments to practice proper waste segregation and recycling to reduce the volume of garbage generated every day.

Policemen and barangay tanods are assigned at the entrance and exits of the old dumpsite to prevent any resident or establishments from dumping their garbage there.

Victoriano Ocon, president of Suki Trading Corporation, and Remollo signed the contract agreement with City Legal Officer Manuel Arbon and Rodney Juntilla in the presence of the members of the city council, City ENRO Chief Chilvier Patrimonio, Engr. Letty Duran of the Eco-Park Management, and other department heads.

Remollo credited the city councilors for supporting the project, which will help solve the decades-old problem of managing the disposal of garbage in accordance with Republic Act 9003, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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