kilograms of paper. In addition to paper, the program has also recycled old newspapers, cardboard, and carton boxes.
At SM City Bacolod, shoppers can participate in the program and turn their recyclable goods into cash.
Every first Friday and Saturday of the month, a recycling market is set up at the mall’s north transport terminal from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Among acceptable materials include paper, plaster, metal, and glassware. Waste products that need special handling, such as batteries and old gadgets, may be accepted but special arrangements must be made.
SM encourages households and offices to organize collections and sort their recyclables.
Negros Occidental first lady, Dr. Marilyn Marañon, and former Bacolod City First Lady Josefa Puentevella have previously provided boxes of recyclable goods, along with members of the Zonta International Club of Bacolod, Negros Press Club, Boys Scouts of the Philippines, Department of Education-Bacolod Schools Division, among other organizations.
The next Trash-to-Cash event begins tomorrow, November 30, and runs through the following day./WDJ