CDC to hold 26th Recyclables Event in Clark

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CLARK FREEPORT— The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) through its Environmental Permits Division (EPD) will be holding its 26th Recyclables and Hazardous Waste Collection Event (RHCWE) from December 14 to 16, 2021 in this Freeport.

The 3-day event is in partnership with the Environmental Practitioners Association (EPA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) which aims to collect various wastes from Clark residents and locators.

Among the hazardous wastes that will be collected are acid wastes and inorganic acids, alkali waste, contaminated containers, non-halogenated organic solvents, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), busted lamps or bulbs, inks and dyes, and paint sludge.

CDC and DENR-accredited environmental service providers will also be collecting white goods such as refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, toasters, ovens, and the like.

Used lead acid batteries, used oil, used cooking oil, oil contaminated materials, and special wastes such as consumer electronics and health care wastes are included in the list of hazardous wastes that will be collected on the said activity.

The state-owned firm urges all participants who will be bringing hazardous materials to ensure the wastes are leak-free during transport for safety purposes.

Meanwhile, the collection of recyclables such as PET bottles, aluminum cans, scrap materials, white papers, cartons, and all types of plastic will also continue.

Some of CDC’s partner service providers that will be present during the activity are Joechem Environmental Corp., Dolomatrix Philippines Inc., Envirogreen Environmental Resources Inc., ADL Envirotechnology Inc., Semirecycling Co., Inc., and Envirocare Management Precision Inc., among others.

CDC was able to secure a 3-day clearance from DENR EMB Central Office to hold this bi-annual event which aims to promote proper segregation and trade of recyclable materials to help address the country’s waste problem.

Those who are interested may fill out the Inventory Form and submit to CDC EPD via email at environment@cdcepd.com or bring the form during the event. For large transactions or hauling, they may also call CDC EPD at (045) 499 1137 to 38 for the drive-by (locator’s area) schedule of collection or on-site (event place) delivery.

Last year, CDC, DENR, EPA, and its partner service providers were able to collect a total amount of P1.2M during the 25th Recyclables event held here.