The City Government of Cagayan de Oro will be finally closing the old open dumpsite at Upper Dagong, Brgy. Carmen on April 17, 2017 and will start operating the new engineered Sanitary Landfill at Brgy. Pagalungan the following day April 18.
The continued operation of the old city dumpsite has been in violation of Republic Act 9003 since 2010 which mandates all LGUs to covert its open dumpsites into controlled dumps within 3 years upon the effectivity of the Act in 2000 and no controlled dumps shall be allowed upon its effectivity.
As shown below, site developmental works are underway for the new site in Pagalungan.
Meanwhile, the current open dumpsite is now on its final rehabilitation phase.
photos by Rhoel Condeza/CIO