The City Government of Cagayan de Oro will start using the new engineered sanitary landfill located at Barangay Pagalungan on April 15 as it will also close the old dumpsite in Upper Carmen.

This was revealed by Ms Elvisa Mabelin of the city’s Solid Waste Management team as quoted in SunStar CDO. The new facility will be 45 hectares but an initial one hectare will be opened for garbage disposal. The entire project costs around P600 million.

Meanwhile, although the old dumpsite will be closed, there are still more rehabilitation works to be made including installation of gas vents, leachate ponds and drainage system. numerous tree planting will also be undertaken at the site and the entire area will fenced.

photo by CIO

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