The Iloilo Provincial Government is lobbying for a possible partnership with the Iloilo City Government for the adoption of a waste-to-energy technology. Just recently, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. met with Department of Environment and Natural Resources officials to ask for guidelines in choosing a reputable waste-to-energy company.
“We approached DENR to ask help for the guidelines, (to) teach us how to select a good waste-to-energy company because there were companies who approach us but we have no guidelines,” states Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.
A corporation from the Netherlands requires 400 tons of garbage per day. On the other hand, Iloilo only produces 240 tons. This is what the governor desires to discuss with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treňas. Defensor aims for a comprehensive waste-to-energy technology that will work for the city and the province.
“If you combine the garbage from the city and the province, it will be more,” states the Iloilo Governor.
As of date, the province has a program in which one town is selected to host high level sanitary landfill – one town in every congressional district. According to the governor, some towns refuse to host the landfill. Moreover, Defensor adds that the province is operating on low-level sanitary landfill which can last from seven to ten years. Read more: waste-to-energy eyed in Iloilo