Antique town to implement stricter waste management

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The local government unit of San Jose in Antique province is poised to strengthen its solid waste management (SWM) program this year.

It will strictly implement a “No Segregation, No Collection” policy.

Mayor Elmer Untaran said his government has been addressing the traffic problem, economic development and the medical needs of the town since last year.

This year, SWM will be a policy priority, added Untaran.

“The missing link now is the SWM, which I want to focus on for the year,” according to him.

Untaran said a non-governmental organization will help the local government unit on responsible garbage collection.

“Our municipal dumpsite is now almost full so I gave instruction to the waste collectors that no segregation, no collection,” he added.

Residents were strongly advised on garbage separation.