Calatrava and Toboso To Continue To Use San Carlos City’s Landfill

The municipalities of Calatrava and Toboso in Negros Occidental province renewed their contract with San Carlos City in the accommodation of their residual wastes at the city’s sanitary landfill.

(L-R) Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco, Calatrava Mayor   Officials and local functionaries of Toboso, 
Araceli Somosa and City Mayor Gerardo P. Valmayor   Calatrava and San Carlos City headed by their
Jr. signs the MOA at the City Mayor's Office
  local chief executives and City Mayor Gerardo P.
    Valmayor Jr. (center)

The signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the representativesof said municipalities Mayor Araceli Somosa of Calatrava and Mayor Richard Jaojoco of Toboso and San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr. was done last Jan. 10, 2018.

Mayor Somosa said that they renewed their contract with San Carlos since Calatrava is still in the process of purchasing the lot for its sanitary landfill while Mayor Jaojoco said that Toboso is still not capable of creating its own waste facility for now so they also renewed their contract.

San Carlos City Environment Management Office (CEMO) has recorded that last year, Calatrava was able to dump at San Carlos Eco-Center for 10 times with 23 tons of residual wastes while Toboso, twice and only 4 tons of residual wastes.

Tipping fee as indicated in the MOA is at P1,000 per ton of residual waste.

Engr. Arthur Batomalaque, head of the Integrated Waste Management/Pollution Control Division of CEMO said that the city can still accommodate the wastes of its neighboring areas since from the total of 19 tons of wastes collected in the whole city of San Carlos every day only 35 percent or 6.27 tons of residual wastes goes to the landfill due to the implementation of waste segregation process.

Batomalaque added that San Carlos City Eco-Center has three cells with a capacity of 215,615.30 cubic meter or an estimated 37,732 tons per cell which could last up to 20 years.