As part of Solid Waste Management Program, LGU San Juan recycles broken glass bottles through its Material Recovery Facility (MRF) located at Brgy. Palang, North Poblacion, San Juan.
Michael Bautista, MRF operator, said broken glass bottles are being recycled with the glass shredder machines turning the broken glasses into building materials, concrete, and paving applications replacing sand.
Bautista said, they operate once or twice a week depending on the volume of the waste glass bottles.
Through MRF, they produced tiles for barangay and municipal projects and they also offer services for those who want to process their glass bottles from other municipalities at a low cost.
Broken glass bottles can cause injuries if not disposed of properly especially for the garbage collectors. MRF is an effective way to get rid of these glass bottles, he added.