Besides breaching the daily capacity of Urdaneta City's sanitary landfill, trash from Philippines' summer capital was unsorted, Urdaneta City Mayor Mayor Amadeo Gregorio Perez IV said.
The City's landfill could no longer accommodate additional refuse since garbage collected has already reached its 40-ton a day limit, Perez said.
Although the city is open to having the landfill used by other localities, the mayor emphasized that garbage should be properly segregated and that it should involve a formal agreement.
The City Government also refused to accommodate Baguio's request because it has yet to pass a city ordinance regarding the matter, Perez said.
Last Sunday, Urdaneta allowed Baguio City to dump its garbage on its landfill after its own dumpsite was temporarily unavailable. A retaining wall of Baguio's dumpsite collapsed, killing three and creating a pile of trash that blocked a highway.
The accommodation was allowed due to "humanitarian reasons," Perez said, adding that Baguio was charged P2,500 for every ton of garbage that was dumped in the Urdaneta site. (Liway C. Manantan-Yparraguirre/Sunnex)
Repost from SUNSTAR