Monday, May 16, 2011

Recycling Centers: Where are you?

In the advent of recycling and consciousness of helping the environment by reducing waste or segregating waste, I have been wondering where around Las Piñas city are recycling centers or junk shops where one can bring their recyclables.  I know that the local government brags of recycling areas in barangays but I decided to check out through the net if there are centers listed for easy finding in case one may be interested to bring their junk or scap materials personally.  I then stumbled upon papemelroti's website stated below which has a list of recycling centers and junk shops compiled by Planet Patrol Members.  Indeed Las Piñas was listed there but when I checked, there was not a single recycling center or junk shop listed under Las Piñas which is utterly disappointing.  No wonder the local mambobote or scrap collector is so picky.  Yes, picky!!!  They actually pick the scrap they would collect!  They do not buy broken plastic pieces, do not buy soiled PET bottles, and they do not accept cans except for the aluminum cans used for softdrinks.  I learned from a cousin residing in Makati that in their area, everything I just mentioned plus white paper and carton boxes are bought by junk shops.  Makati residents are so lucky then.  I just wonder when the LGU of Las Piñas would actually post where the recycling centers and junk shops are.

Anyway, as added info for myself especially, I have pasted the following info on waste trading markets in the Las Pinas area.

Waste Trading Markets
Every third Friday of the month at the Alabang Town Center (Alabang - Zapote Rd).
Every first Friday to Saturday of the month at SM Trash to Cash, 8 AM to 2 PM at all SM Supermalls.

Trade scrap paper for new (office/ mimeo) paper!Trade used ink cartridges for new!
Sell your electronic waste (junk computers) and old / broken appliances
Sell your used lead acid batteries
Redeem the following for cash: PET plastic bottles and other plastics, aluminum/tin cans, scrap glass
Drop off points also provided for junk cellphones/ cellphone batteries/ styrofoam

The Waste Markets aim to make recycling convenient and accessible,
especially for those who frequent commercial shopping areas, and also
to show that Filipinos CAN make recycling a habit!

Please help spread the word and forward this announcement to friends, family and colleagues.

For more information, contact Nancy Pilien at the Phil. Business for the Environment
Tel: 6352650.

Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE)
2F DAP Bldg., San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center Pasig City
Tel: (63-2)635.3670 / (63-2)635.2650 to 51
Fax: (63-2)631.5714
CP: 0917.405.9265
Email: ph

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