ORION, Bataan – A Singaporean technology model of a waste disposal structure worth millions of pesos is expected to operate this year in the upland village of General Lim, this town.
Mayor Antonio L. Raymundo, Jr. described that the foreign-waste disposal feature requires no dumpsite and a zero landfill category, the first of its kind of integrated waste processing center in the country.
The latest concept of upgrading waste disposal came up when the municipal government of Orion closed its dumping site to comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2009 or Republic Act Number 9003 and replaced it with a sanitary landfill in 2015.
Mayor Raymundo, who has attended several ecological and scientific disposal method seminars on waste management in several Asian countries, explained the waste processing to be installed in the town will have four components, a composting and eco-park, centralized semi-automated material recovery facility processing system, waste to energy and seepage treatment facility.
He stressed that the plant is expected to segregate recyclable and reusable waste in semi-automated conveyor for faster disposal with an estimated 50 metric tons capacity per hour.
The biodegradable waste materials would be converted to fertilizer which would be available for the agricultural requirements of the community.