If Tagbilaran City residents want to have their garbage collected, they need to properly segregate their wastes.
The Solid Waste Management Office (SWMO) in Tagbilaran City issued the warning amid continued failure to observe the law on waste segregation.
Lito Taladua, chief of the city SWMO, on Wednesday said that garbage collectors have been doing the segregation for some city residents, noting that the officeâ€™s employees are not tasked to sort garbage themselves.
He also said Â that garbage collectors are not able to properly sort each of the hauled wastes due to the volume of trash they collect each day.
The segregation of garbage from each barangay in the city would also be taxing for the few garbage collectors, he added.
Taladua called on Tagbilaran City residents to do their part in the cityâ€™s bid to properly dispose biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes and to reuse recyclable materials.
He noted that some trash thrown away by Tagbilaran City residents are still sellable and can be recycled and used for profit instead of just being disposed.
To benefit from collected reusable materials, Taladua urged barangay officials to establish material recovery facilities which will hold and process recyclable garbage. (Allen Doydora)