City Puts Up Waste Containment Area within COVID-19 Healing Center

The San Carlos City Environment Management Office (CEMO) provided a solid and infectious wastes containment area within the premise of the new temporary quarantine facility.

Waste Containment Area at COVID-19 Healing Center, Brgy Rizal

Engineer Loreto Sanchez, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer said constructing the area is part of the COVID-19 protocols wherein wastes should be handled and disposed separately from the usual city wastes in order to contain the spread of the virus if ever a quarantined individual is tested positive.
He added that waste collected from the containment facility will be placed in a specific area in the sanitary landfill separate from the wastes collected from every house in the city.
Marietta Lomocso, IEC Team Leader of CEMO, stressed that waste from the quarantine facility will be disinfected with the help of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office staff before placing them in the containment area.
CEMO staffs placed IEC materials on each room of the quarantine facility buildings to remind individuals to observe proper waste disposal while others were assigned to maintain cleanliness of the facility’s surroundings.