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Hermosa LGU shuts down Bataan sanitary landfill for environmental violations

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:51 AM

Mayor Jopet Inton personally serves closure order

Hermosa Mayor Jopet Inton Photo by: Mhike Cigaral

Hermosa landfill operator says only EMB can impose environmental laws

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:07 PM

If the Hermosa town mayor wants us to leave, we can turn over the landfill, subject to the recovery of our investments, says Econest

HERMOSA LANDFILL. The sanitary landfill in Hermosa, Bataan operated by Econest Waste Management Corporation.

DENR cites violations of Bataan sanitary landfill operator

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:34 PM

Aside from the environmental violations, the operator of the sanitary landfill has also been called out for not giving Hermosa town its share of the revenues from fees paid by nearby towns

Photo courtesy of Mhike Cigaral

Cagayan de Oro City offers sanitary landfill for use of other towns

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:09 PM

CdO says it will collect fees from towns which will avail of its new sanitary landfill

Cagayan de Oro CIty Mayor Oscar Moreno (in Pink) shows DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu the city's sprawling 45 hectares sanitary landfill. Mayor Moreno offers the landfill to other LGUs but says the LGUs must pay the city government. (Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

DENR, Aklan gov't to help in Boracay garbage hauling payment

Aug 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

The Malay government is facing difficulty in paying ECOS P95 million for its collection, hauling, and dumping services from January to June 2019

India's trash mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:54 PM

(UPDATED) Ghazipur landfill rises by nearly 10 meters a year with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth. According to East Delhi's superintendent engineer Arun Kumar, it is already more than 65 meters (213 feet) high.

TRASH MOUNTAIN. In this picture taken on June 3, 2019, Indian residents walk along a road near the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Ombudsman suspends Polangui mayor, 4 councilors

Jul 17, 2018 - 3:26 PM

For operating an open dumpsite, the Ombudsman suspends Mayor Cherilie Mella-Sampal and 4 Sangguniang Bayan members for one year

 An open dumpsite in Daraga Albay.(Rhaydz B. Barcia)

SC orders permanent closure of Inawayan landfill in Cebu City

May 02, 2018 - 5:32 PM

The High Court junks the appeal of Mayor Tomas Osmeña

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Baguio garbage woes threaten 'Forevermore' mountain

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

If Baguio Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan is pushed into a corner over the city’s garbage problem, a government property in Mt. Sto. Tomas may soon become the highest garbage landfill in the country

'Unified decision' needed on Payatas landfill – DENR exec

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

If you consider the environmental aspects we can say na puwedeng i close pero iba naman yung consideration ng MMDA iba rin naman yung consideration ng Quezon City says Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones

Metro Manila landfills full, unusable in 20 years – MMDA

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:30 AM

According to a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority report the increase in trash cost taxpayers P1 84 billion in tipping fees

ALMOST FULL. The three landfills being used by the capital region will be full by 2037, the MMDA reports. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro to close illegal dumpsite, open new landfill in April

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:40 AM

The new landfill located in a 45 hectare property in Barangay Pagalungan is compliant with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

Trees are starting to grow at the rehabilitated part of the old city dumpsite which will be closed on April 15, 2017 while complete rehabilitation will continue this year. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:15 PM

UPDATED Part of the largest pile of trash at the Koshe landfill collapses leveling dozens of scavengers homes

Excavators move earth as rescuers work at the site of a landslide at the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city on March 12, 2017. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

QC gov't appeals closure of Payatas landfill

Jan 21, 2017 - 6:41 PM

But an environmentalist group says the the national government has already given too many extensions to the Quezon City government

DENR wants to shut down Payatas landfill by first quarter of 2017

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says they will no longer allow dumpsites near bodies of water

Who will sit on the throne of Cagayan de Oro City?

May 05, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The face off for the seat of the Gateway to Northern Mindanao revolves around a re electionist an incumbent representative and a former mayor

Tree park to rise in Cagayan de Oro’s old landfill

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Cagayan de Oro residents commend the construction of the tree park which is expected to bolster a greener city

SCAVENGE. The Zayas open dumpsite poses threats not just to the residents of nearby villages but also to the approximately two thousand scavengers and garbage workers making a living in the landfill itself. Photo by Jan Karlo Bajuyo

Lebanon 'You Stink' protesters slow traffic on key highways

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The activists are demanding a long term solution to Lebanon s trash problem

A Lebanese demonstrator lies holding her national flag blocking the Dawra road, a major highway leading towards Beirut slowing down rush hour traffic, in protest after authorities said they would reopen a landfill to ease an eight-month rubbish crisis, on March 14, 2016. The AFP journalist saw dozens of activists on a highway southeast of Beirut, standing in the middle of the thoroughfare to block traffic for several minutes before being pushed back by security forces.   / AFP / MARWAN TAHTAH

Lawmakers to probe Canada garbage dumping in Tarlac

Jul 20, 2015 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED At least 26 container vans of trash are already in a Tarlac landfill Local government officials stop further dumping pending a probe into the issue

'TOXIC' BURDEN. This is a file photo of the contents of one of the container vans illegally shipped from Canada. Photo from

Obando sanitary landfill operation is legal and safe, firm tells SC

Jun 14, 2015 - 3:27 PM

The case is raised to the High Court by Obando Bulacan residents after the Court of Appeals sided with Ecoshield Development Corporation EDC twice

APPEAL. The EcoWaste Coalition and Obando residents express their grief over the Court of Appeals' decision on the Obando sanitary landfill case. Photo from the EcoWaste Coalition

Cagayan de Oro's old dumpsite to be rehabilitated

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Four hectares of the dumpsite will be closed for rehabilitation as the city looks for a site for a new sanitary landfill – 9 years after the law requiring it took effect

DUMPSITE DEPENDENT. At least 1,700 scavengers and garbage workers make a dangerous living from Cagayan de Oro's decades-old dumpsite. Photo courtesy of Bobby Lagsa

E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The effects of throwing away our gadgets reach far beyond the garbage bin

Time ticking for Payatas landfill

Mar 06, 2014 - 1:38 PM

A new landfill could quadruple Quezon City s expenses on garbage collection

LANDFILL. The QC government's contract for the Payatas landfill ends in June 30, 2014. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Preventing dumpsite disasters after 'Maring'

Aug 21, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Remember the Payatas garbageslide in 2000 and the Baguio dumpsite crash in 2011? They can happen again

PILING UP. The Payatas landfill in Quezon City is one of the many garbage facilities vulnerable to storms and flooding. Photo from AFP/Ted Aljibe

Rio closes Latin America's biggest landfill

Jun 04, 2012 - 8:58 AM

The sprawling Jardim Gramacho trash dump of approximately 140 hectares 345 acres was considered a major environmental threat to Rio s Guanabara Bay due to leaks caused by poor waste management