Business: Turn Your Trash into Cash: Monthly Recycling Market Fair at SM Ongoing
Your junk can be another man’s treasure. SM City Bacolod opened its monthly Trash to Cash Fair to shoppers yesterday and will continue to accept recyclableitems until 2 pm today, April 14. Accumulated junk and items for disposal need not crowd the dumpsters and landfills; instead, everyone is enjoined to participate in this activity and earn cash in the process.
Starting 9 am, shoppers can bring selected items for disposal at SM City Bacolod North Wing 1-B Parking Area, fronting Chicken Deli al fresco area and sell them. SM has partnered with scrap buyers who in turn take care of the items collected for various uses.
What can be traded or sold at the waste market fair? The following items are listed with approximate price lists:
- * Scrap Iron, P11.00/ kilo
- * PET Bottle, P14.00/ kilo
- * Aluminum cans, P30.00/ kilo
- * Plastic containers, P14.00/ kilo
- * Cartons, P3.00/ kilo
- * Newspapers, P3.00/ kilo
- * Electronic wastes, P6.00/ kilo
- * Car batteries, P15.00/ kilo
- * Empty cups (plastic), P8.00/ kilo
- * Tin cans, P5.00/ kilo
- * Aluminum (heavy), P45.00/ kilo
- * Mixed paper, 50 centavos/ kilo
SM Supermalls issued a call for everyone to be involved in environmentally sound methods of disposing and minimizing wastes. Practices like segregation, recycling, resource recovery, re-use, composing and other means to lessen the impact of adding to wastes is highly encouraged. The Trash to Cash fair is in support of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act to which SM fully supports and complies with through efficient solid waste management practices. The Trash to Cash Fair is a monthly activity at the SM grounds.
For more information about the Trash to Cash Recycling Market Fair, interested persons may call SM Bacolod Mall Admin Office at telephone numbers 468-0168, 468-0209 and 468-0130.*