ALTA VISTA LAUNCHES CENTRALIZED WASTE COLLECTION SYSTEM – THE FIRST BARANGAY IN ORMOC TO DO SO. The Barangay Council of Alta Vista in Ormoc City, headed by Punong Barangay Dennis Laurente, successfully launched this week its Centralized Waste Collection System.

Accordingly, Alta Vista is the first barangay to launch and implement said collection system in the city. The system aims to properly enforce waste segregation from the household up to the barangay level, as, per the barangay council, this will force the barangay residents to religiously segregate their trash into “malata” and “di-malata”, as mandated under City Ordinance No. 36 (Series of 2017), or else, they would be fined once their trash reaches the centralized collection stations – and it is found out that they did not separate their garbage according to its nature.

According to PB Laurente, there will be 16 garbage stations to be installed around the barangay.

Finally, in attendance at the launching were Ingrid Macabare of the city’s Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO), City Councilor Carmen Jean T. Rama, and City Councilor Lalaine A. Marcos (represented by her daughter). Seen too at the launching event were Leyte Provincial Board Member Vince Rama, representatives from BJMP and Brgy. Alta Vista Elementary School teachers. (Photo grabbed from the City Government of Ormoc FB Page / EV Mail September 19-25, 2022 issue)