DOST earmarks P495K to upgrade MRF in Tarlac City
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has earmarked a total of P495,000 for the upgrading of Materials Recovery Facility in Barangay Tibag, Tarlac City, according to the Philippine Information Agency.
The project aims to manage and convert biodegradable waste of Tarlac City into an organic fertilizer and charcoal briquettes that will benefit farmers, schools and small businesses, the PIA report said.
It also includes the city government’s procurement of biomass shredder, drum kiln, electric/hydraulic briquettor, charcoal/binder mixer and plate carbonizer to improve their solid waste management system.
“About 51 percent of the approximately 265.5 tons of waste daily generated by Tarlac City are biodegradable,” DOST Provincial Director Karen Dañez said.
“The city government can save up to P6,800 daily in processing eight tons of biodegradable waste as they will no longer have to pay P850.00 per ton of waste dumped at the landfill,” she added.
Dañez said the produced fertilizer will be given free to farmers, barangays, and communities in need.
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