Garbage Collection Improves: Leonardia to Reactivate Composite Enforcement Team

The collection of garbage by the IPM for the period November 2 to December 1 has tremendously improved due to the arrival of additional vehicles used in garbage collection. Thus said Nelson Sedillo, head of the Department of Public Services (DPS) who reported to Mayor Evelio Leonardia that the collection efficiency of IPM construction and Development Corporation has greatly improved based on the daily monitoring report.

Compared to the first two months of its operation, IPM according to Sedillo has tripled its efficiency performance.

However, according to Sedillo, the usual “tambakans: or mini dumping sites of garbage are being cleaned by IPM. Particularly at Yulo’s Park, the mini dumping site of garbage is now converted into eco-park.

In subdivisions, garbage are collected regularly two times a week, but three times in bigger subdivisions. IPM has two standby trucks for quick response operation.

In a related development, Mayor Leonardia will reactivate the Composite Enforcement Team which is represented by the City Legal office, Department of Public Service, and the Bacolod City Police Office. The team will function 24 hours daily.

The reactivation of the team is necessary to apprehend violators of R.A. 9003 particularly Chapter Vl, Section 48, parag. 1 or the Prohibited Acts such as littering, throwing, dumping of waste in public places like roads, sidewalks, canals, esteros or parks and establishments according to environmentalists.*