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S.O.S. from Candau-ay

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by simple mind, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. simple mind

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    "The two-hectare city-owned garbage dumpsite in barangay Candau-ay, has reached and maybe has even gone beyond tolerable limits in terms of density, health risk hazards and down right odorous insanitation. Right now the Candau-ay garbage pile-up is as high as a three-storey building.

    Yet the city government is apparently not giving its all in making a bold decision on what to do with our 40-ton-a-day garbage which are now piling up, and dumped partly in the different barangays and mainly in the Candau-ay dumpsite. The solid waste management board has not been convened."

    S.O.S from Candau-ay - NegrosChronicle.com

    Not all is well in the City of Gentle People and somethings actually stink...

    When we arrived in 99' in Dumaguete we were invited to attend a meeting and following discussion regarding the situation and problems with the existing dumpsite(the one mentioned in the article), there were several City officials, Siliman and other scholars present, as one can see, a solution could not be found until now...
     
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    I believe I posted an article about a trash dumpster that doubled as a power plant. There's a solution.
     
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    It is obvious that no Mayor, past or present(and future), want's to burn his/her fingers on presenting a solution(if there is one), because it would mean to get very popular in one Barangay but becoming very unpopular in another...

    And Wrye, if you have the solution maybe you want to become the local hero that solves the problem but I think you don't know what you are getting into...
     
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    I was just saying, a quick Google search and the politicians would have their solutions. I don't live near that barangay....and I can't own land....so I really don't care what they do with their trash. If it gets to close to me I'll just move elsewhere.
     
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    I remember about 10 years ago the local politicos came up with a great solution to one of the garbage problems. The problem was, they were collecting way too much garbage to be sorted for free at the dump by the scavengers. 52 tons per day!

    They had always been running one truck per route. The solution was, they would run TWO trucks per route. Everyone who wanted their garbage picked up must buy stickers from the city, Malata, and Dili Malata. P100 each. No sticker, no garbage pickup.

    Instantly they went from collecting 52 tons per day with one truck per route to 29 tons per day operating two trucks per route. People just stopped making garbage!

    It's more fun!

    Larry
     
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    And a whole new cottage industry was born......Lunch Wagons O-xI
     
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    Now that is a positive thing!

    When you did that post I have to Admit that I did not take in really, what you were saying, However, I do remember some years ago, an American and his British Wife, started a Rubbish Compacting business in Manila. The idea was (and it proved successful but with Expensive start ups) to Compress Rubbish and turn out Hay Bail sized pellets for feeding a furnace to produce power. Now this is some 7 years ago, The Philippines Rejected the idea and so the Plant is now Operating Profitably and Successfully in KL with another 2 plants planned I am Told. ( I phoned the Guy last night)

    Seems once again, that the Administrations ( like most of the people) of the PI can only, see Today and Tomorrow just does not Exist. O-|

    What a waste of Resources and Energy when the Raw Product, is already there!


    JP
     
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    I am curious about how they get rid of garbage here, especially where I am at. I've asked a bit but with no real answers other than guesses. At the apartment there was a barrel where we put our stuff; there is nothing where we are now. Veggie scraps go into our new compost heap, food stuff the dogs are more than happy to take of; but the rest of things are being burned in a 55 gallon drum we picked up.

    We burned our garbage when I was a kid and the wife says that it is our only option but I still don't like it; not sure if they are doing things better where they take the garbage. I would be more than happy to sort things for recycling but other than plastic bottles (I drink a lot of C2) I do not know.

    Shawn

     
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