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Kalangitan landfill to close; BCDA mitigates concerns

CAPAS, Tarlac (June 4, 2024) — The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) will not extend the contract of the Kalangitan landfill operator here.

The contract between Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation, the current operator of the landfill here, and the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), a subsidiary of BCDA, will end on Oct. 5, 2024, after 25 years.

The CDC said that they have mitigated the concerns of stakeholders about the piling of hospital wastes.

“The BCDA will assist local government units, government agencies, and locators to explore alternative solutions for the affected stakeholders’ waste disposal requirements to ensure non-disruption of solid waste management services,” according to the statement of the BCDA yesterday.

In the same statement, the BCDA said that it has been invited to the opening of another materials recovery facility in Porac, Pampanga with a capacity of 5,000 tons per day.

This came after environmental officers from the Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, and the Cordillera Administrative Region raised their concern over the closure through a petition sent to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ma. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga and the regional officers of the National Solid Waste Commission on April 22.

More than 4,000 tons of waste from 121 local government units from eight provinces are being brought daily to the sanitary landfill.

Hospital wastes from Northern and Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, and Palawan are treated at their recovery facilities before being delivered to the said landfill.

Ronald Dizon
Ronald Dizon
Ronald was correspondent for several Philippine dailies and weeklies a score of years ago and was editor of a South Pacific paper. He still writes for this online news service and several local weeklies. If he's not busy, you might catch him online on playing that godawful old game. "Aaaa kakakaka!!!!!"


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