The Municipal Solid Waste Management Board (MSWMB) convenes for its first quarter meeting at the Mayor’s Office conference room, 3rd flr., Mytalic bldg., Camalig Municipal Hall, Brgy. 2, Poblacion, Camalig, Albay.
Said meeting aims to keep track of the municipality’s development thrusts through the continuous involvement of LGU-Camalig functionaries, officials, partner agencies, and stakeholders to sustain an ecologically sustainable and economically viable zero-waste management.
During the meeting, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (MDRRMO) tackled the 10-year solid waste management plan – a comprehensive system of programs, technical waste management processes, figures, targets, and other data relative to Camalig’s goal in fostering an eco-friendly municipality.
The MDRRMO also relayed solid waste management collection summary in which there have been an evident increase of nearly 35% compared with the reported collection summary in January and February last year.
Pursuant to Municipal Ordinance 2012-02, a total of eighty-six (86) Materials Recovery Facility (MRFs) have so far been installed in the entire town to cover waste collection and segregation practices.
The Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) also reported ongoing activities at the Municipal Central MRF at Brgy. Sua which focus in vermicomposting – a clean and zero-waste approach to manage organic wastes through earthworm/microorganism digestion.
Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos Irwin G. Baldo, Jr. likewise relayed that the local government eyes to establish alternative technologies specifically a waste-to-energy facility to maximize the town’s initiative in effective waste management, environmental protection, and improved local revenue.
The Mayor also highlighted future plans including the relocation of the public market to a more convenient and safer area, establishment of another modernized market facility, and construction of a public transportation terminal in line with Camalig’s continuing local development.
In the last quarter of 2020, Camalig placed 3rd in the Search for the Cleanest and Greenest Municipality/City in Albay – it ranked top 3 out of the eighteen (18) LGUs in the entire province of Albay through its best practices and successful implementation of Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM).
The local government was also included in the twelve (12) LGUs recognized as excelling in the conduct of segregated waste collection, and materials recovery operations and programs.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO