BAGUIO Mayor Benjamin Magalong said on Wednesday that the planned waste-to-energy project in Sablan is still proceeding but will take at least three years to accomplish.
“The waste-to-energy will take years to build it up. To construct it, that would take about three years,” Magalong said.
According to Magalong, the refuse-derived fuel from the waste-to-energy project would cut the city’s outgoing trash tonnage from 200 tons a day to a fifth.
“Let us say, 200 tons or 180 tons are what we dispose off at Clark everyday. Because of this technology, we can bring it down to 30 or 40 tons only,” Magalong said.
He said that the current plans with Metro Global Renewables Corporation would see the yield shared between the company and the city.
Presently, Baguio City and some local governments in Benguet are hauling out their generated residual waste to a sanitary landfill out of town through a commissioned private hauler.
With the planned waste-to-energy facility, the local government is hoping to address its garbage woes without the need for the putting up of a landfill facility.