Committed to the efficient and effective management of the Sanitary Landfill, City Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr. acquires a new hydraulic excavator for the City ENRO on October 21, 2021.

The necessity of having a bigger excavator was through the recommendation and initiative of Mayor Flores after he personally observed that the capacity of the existing unit is not enough for the placement and soil covering of the daily solid waste disposal.

Costing Php 7 million, the new excavator is a crawler type with a bucket capacity of 0.8 cubic meters, with 4 stroke cycle turbo diesel engine and rated gross engine power output of at least 165 HP.

Funded from the Special Purpose Appropriation under the City Mayor’s Office, the new excavator will have a significant impact on the operation of the sanitary landfill.

It will be used not only for the placement and coverage of solid waste but it will also be utilized for the maintenance of the access road and of the drainage canals which usually affect the operation of the facility during the rainy season.

The City ENRO management under the leadership of the City ENR Officer, Maria Anita L. Fernandez expressed their gratitude to Mayor Flores and the members of the City Council for their strong support of the ecological solid waste management program.

With the new hydraulic excavator, it is expected that the delivery of our solid waste management services particularly on the aspect of solid waste disposal will be enhanced and will be compliant with existing national policies, protocols, and guidelines, said Fernandez.

With Report By: Mary Grace Valdez, NADA-CENRO