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CDC to hold ‘recyclables’ collection in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, June 19 –The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will hold the annual recyclables' collection event on June 20 for its locators and residents in line with the celebration of the country's Environment Month.

In collaboration with the CDC’s Environmental Permits Department (EPD) and the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the event will be held at the parking lot of Building 2127, Quirino corner Aguinaldo streets here.

In her letter to various locators and residents in Clark, Mariza O. Mandodoc, vice president for Business Development and Business Enhancement Group, said the annual event aims to promote proper waste management through recycling or materials recovery of recyclable materials.

“It also promotes awareness among various small and medium establishments on proper hazardous waste management through treatment and disposal for common hazardous wastes like busted lamps, waste, used lead-acid batteries (ULAB), and empty ink cartridges and toners,” Mandocdoc said.

Likewise, Roy Magat, officer in charge of EPD, said the protection of the environment should be a concern of everybody, not only the locators and residents in Clark, but also those living surrounding Metro Clark areas.

Magat urged participants to bring along waste oil, unused vehicle batteries, busted lamps during the collection event to properly dispose the hazardous materials,including proper handling, treatment, and recycling.

The EPD head said even non-locators and non-residents of Clark are encourage to join and bring the hazardous waste provided that the waste materials are properly packed and handled.

Magat said the service providers that will join the recyclable collection event on Friday include Dolomatrix Phils. Inc.which handles busted lamps; Inkline Trading which in charge of handling empty ink cartridges and toners; Oriental & Motolite Marketing Corp. on collecting used lead-acid batteries; Postive A Envirotect Specialist will handle the collection of used oil; Semirecyling Co. on collecting paper, plastics, metals, electronic wastes, among others.

Magat also said that CDC is contemplating of holding the annual event outside Clark in order to encourage more firms and residents to participate by bringing their hazardous materials for proper disposal. (PNA)

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