2 landfills eyed for Angeles garbage

    ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo “Ed” Pamintuan announced here yesterday that they are eyeing two sanitary landfills where the city would dump its waste, aimed at solving the garbage problem left by former mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno.

    Pamintuan said they will choose between the Kalangitan landfill in Capas, Tarlac or the landfill in Montalban, Rizal.

    Deputy Information Officer Deo Sambilay disclosed that City Administrator Atty. Dennis “Noy” Pamintuan had proposed to the mayor that the Montalban landfill would be a better choice.

    Sambilay said that in a study made by Atty. Noy, they will save some P2-million in monthly expenses in transporting garbage to Montalban. 

    “Even it’s far we can still save a lot of money because Montalban charges a flat rate of P3,500 per truckload of garbage. The landfill in Capas charges us per ton,” Sambilay said.    

    The mayor said they will test for three days bringing the garbage to Montalban. It will begin either today (Friday) or on Saturday.

    It could be recalled that Nepomuceno had incurred some P63-million of unpaid debts to the Kalangitan landfill. The city then was banned from dumping waste for at least three months before the May 2010 elections.

    Less than a month before vacating his post, Nepomuceno decided to stock truckloads of garbage at a Material Recovery Facility making it a virtual open dumpsite. The MRF is situated near a public hospital and a public market in Barangay Pampang.

    Pamintuan said the city government would soon resume bringing garbage either at Montalban or Capas after the bidding on hauling. 

    “It has been the focus of my administration to solve the garbage problem which hounded our city for the past three years. With the help of the community, we can all come up with the best solution to rid our city with garbage,” said Pamintuan in a statement.

    He added that “we were able to clean up the Pampang MRF and more than 500 truckloads of garbage and those trucks were used by the city government free of charge.”


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