SLF’s cell 3 in Salaan now operational

Mayor John Dalipe and Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja Sunday afternoon, April 21, spearhead the unveiling of the newly-completed cell number 3 of the sanitary landfill in barangay Salaan, as the city government exerts extra efforts towards solid waste management.

Mayor Dalipe expressed elation that the operation of cell 3 will pave the way for the total closure of cell number 2, which opened in 2020, and is now filled up.

According to the Office of the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), cell number 3 has a life span of 3 years with an average of 200 tons of residual waste being dumped per day.

The project costs a total of P99.94 million and was undertaken by a private contractor. The scope of work included the landfill cell/ waste retaining facility; liner facility; leacheate collection facility; other components like gas extraction well and ground water monitoring well and other structures such as line canal, under drain canal, retaining wall structure and 5 cu.m/day waste water treatment plant.

Present during the inauguration of the project were SK National President and Youth Commissioner CJ Dalipe and Councilors Jimmy Villaflores, Vino Guingona, James Siason and Jordan Evangelista, OCENR Assistant head Gerry Pollisco, City Engineer Chris Navarro and staff, the contractor and some barangay officials. (Sheila Covarrubias)