MRF set to open by September

01/09/2009 20:33



LINGAYEN- Mayor Ernesto "Jonas Castaneda assures residents of the capitol town that the Material Recovery Facility will be in full operation by September.

Castaneda told Pangasinan Today that the engineers and the people in charge of the facility is now in the process of reconditioning the facility including the refresher course training of the staffs of the town’s material recovery facility.

" The Local government aside from the preparation in the first operation of our own Material recovery Facility is now considering to initiate a move that will inform the public in the proper way of segregating their waste in order for them to dispose their waste"

After few years of delay, the P10 million material recovery facility (MRF) put up by the municipal government here will be finally operational.

Mayor Ernesto Castaneda said it will only be a matter of days perhaps until the MRF, funded by Land Bank of the Philippines through a loan, will begin operation.

He said power connection to the plant site undertaken by the Central Pangasinan Electric Cooperative is now 100 percent complete.

When fully operational, it will process all garbage collected from the town and the provincial capitol premises and convert the organic wastes into cheap fertilizer, good for garden and the farm.

It will be the first modern MRF in Pangasinan, designed with the provision of Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act.

"We are confident that the needed electricity will be made available to the facility within this month so that we can operate it immediately," he said.

He said the municipality needed such kind of facility as the town is now continuously growing.