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close this bookIdeas for Action : Save, Recycle and Do Not Pollute (IIRR, 1992, 146 p.)
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Where to go to recycle in and around metro manila

Where to go to recycle?

The importance of recycling household waste products is widely known throughout the Philippines. Many people now realize that one significant positive impact that they can personally have on the environment is to recycle products. However, as more people become interested to recycle materials, it is equally important that they know specifically where to go to recycle their waste products. Most recycling centers are located in cities and urban areas. However, recycling campaigns can also be successfully carried out in rural communities.

Below is a list of recycling centers in Manila. These centers will purchase from individuals or groups bulk materials for recycling. However, it is important to note that some of these recyclers will only purchase products in bulk, sometimes in quantities as large as a ton. The specific types of materials, the minimum amounts and purchase prices will vary. You can get specific information about each from the company.

· For all kinds of bottles - colored, broken, medicine, wine and liquor:

SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION, Bottle Division Parola Street, Tondo Manila

· For paper, cartons and newspapers (glossy paper from magazines usually not accepted):

Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

22 Baler Street,
San Francisco del Monte
Quezon City
Metro Manila

1000 Gov. E. Pascual Avenue
Malabon, Metro Manila

· All types of styrfoam:

Los Ba Laguna
(109-domestic calls, Tel.# 50006)

· All types of rubber; rubber slippers:

328 Quirino Highway
Novaliches, Quezon City
Metro Manila

· For plastics and tin cans, including paint cans and rusty galvanized iron sheets:

225 Gen. Luis Street,
Kaybiga, Kalookan City
Metro Manila

37 Gen. Luis-Capri
Novaliches, Quezon City
Metro Manila

Junk shops are recyclers

Since there are limited recycling centers, many households can recycle their products through neighborhood junk shops.

Did you know that...

· Through the Linis Ganada project in San Juan, junk shops provide pushcart boys (diyaryo bote boys) with start-upcapital to buy non-traditional materials which can be recycled. The junk shops then sell the materials in bulk directly to companies such as Rubberworld or San Miguel which purchase the recyclable wastes.

· A push cart boy can earn P70 - 100 per day by buying old newspapers, bottles, metals and other junks which can be recycled and then selling them to junk shop owners.

· These initiatives not only promote recycling, but also provide an alternative income source for out-of-school youth.

For further information: Balikatan Movement, 333 Santolan Road, San Juan, Metro Manila

Ideas for Action:

A Technology Information Kit, November 23 - 28, 1992