Continuing the effort on strengthened collaborations with the Local Government Units within
the Zamboanga Peninsula in the implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid
Waste Management Act of 2000, the Environmental Management Bureau IX conducted the
ceremonial turnover of yellow trash bins for healthcare wastes to LGU Zamboanga City on
April 04, 2022, during the City Local Government Unit’s weekly flag-raising ceremony held in
front of Zamboanga City Hall.

The yellow trash bins are intended solely for the disposal of face masks and personal protective
equipment (PPEs) which are classified as household healthcare wastes.
City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, together with the City Health Officer Dr. Dulce
Miravite, were on hand during the turnover ceremony. Zamboanga Sibugay Province Provincial
Environmental Management Unit (PEMU) For. David Rojas, Jr. led the turnover of twenty (20)
yellow bins and one thousand (1,000) pieces of yellow plastic liners.

Mayor Climaco-Salazar was elated with the donation and said that she will be deploying the
bins in various vaccination centers in Zamboanga City.