Pilot Program for Garbage Classification to Start Next Year
500 residential communities, government offices and schools will be participating in a pilot program in garbage classification starting next year. Pilot communities that will have noticeable decrease in their garbage volume will be rewarded.
Some of the communities have been promoting garbage classification early this year, and the bureau said that they would be rewarding the communities that did well in the program. Fines will also be implemented to communities that fail. Details on what and how much the fines and rewards would be has yet to be released by the bureau. There are four categories in the garbage classification, namely recyclable, hazardous waste, kitchen waste and others.
45 percent of the city’s total waste is composed of kitchen waste, the bureau hopes that the program will see the potential recycling of this type of waste since it can be made into fertilizers and animal feeds, while batteries and chemicals are considered hazardous waste that can cause pollution.
A team has been specially organized by the bureau and will be studying the classification, collection and waste disposal. The team have also studied garbage disposal in developing countries.