When Typhoon Mina dumped rains in the city in 2011, tons of garbage from the Irisan dumpsite breached a side of the concrete walls and fell into the neighboring Municipality of Tuba, Benguet. After that, with a Writ of Kalikasan, the garbage dumpsite was deemed closed.
Today (Tuesday), February 23, 2021, the Public Information Office of the City of Baguio revealed that during a management committee meeting held last week, General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan announced that in a few months, the former Irisan dumpsite shall turn into an environmental-friendly ecological park. According to the officer, procedures are being undertaken to clean up the area.
“A marked improvement of the area from the past years is noticeable with walls, paved road, cement pathways, a parking space on-going improvement, thriving greenery on terraces, trees, and a few huts for shade.”
– Public Information Office of the City of Baguio
Moreover, according to the information office, the recyclables were utilized as planting materials along available areas. The biodegradables, on the other hand, are being processed at the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) and are being turned to soil conditioner or compost for fertilizer.
“The project to transform the former Irisan dumpsite to a park costs more than P17M with 175 calendar days to complete,” the information office further disclosed.
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