Bad roads, heavy traffic from Cebu City to Consolacion and the lack of garbage trucks have worsened the delays in garbage collection in the barangays after the closure of the Inayawan sanitary landfill.
Association of Barangay Councils President Phillip Zafra, also the barangay captain of Tisa, said that most of the barangays from the south district are struggling with their garbage collection.
When before they only had to bring their collected garbage to the Inayawan sanitary landfill, the barangays’ garbage trucks now have to deliver the garbage all the way to the private landfill in Barangay Pulog in Consolacion town, more than 12 kilometers north.
City Hall closed the landfill last Jan. 15. Before the closure, garbage from the barangays was sorted at the landfill before the City’s garbage trucks brought them to Consolacion.