A licensed fertilizer distributor will purchase the high grade compost fertilizer produced by the two Environmental Recycling System (ERS) machines of the city.
General Services Officer Romeo D. Concio said Raport Innovation, a licensed fertilizer distributor, plans to purchase some 8,000 sacks of compost fertilizer stocked in the processing area for its clients in the lowlands.
Concio said the company conducted a six-month experiment using the compost fertilizer produced by the ERS machines. It was suitable for palay and vegetables. He said some municipalities in Tarlac have informed the firm of its interest to purchase compost fertilizer in bulk in the future.
“We are elated that after a long time, the local government will now be realizing a return on investment from the sale of the compost fertilizer stocked in the area for quite some time,” Concio said.
He said details of the agreement with the firm are being finalized before the signing of a contract detailing the obligations of each party.
The local government purchased the ERS machines worth P128 million to process an estimate 48 tons of biodegradable waste later to be sold to recover purchase cost.
Aside from purchasing 3,000 sacks of compost fertilizer last month, Concio said the firm committed to enter into a long-term agreement with the city for an increased volume purchase.
The company will purchase the fertilizer at P3 per kilo which is lower than the supposed P6 buy-back price of the supplier of the machines.
Concio said the GSO is doing its best to dispose fertilizers to earn revenue for the city. He also assured critics that the machines are still operational.
The ERS machines will be part of the city’s integrated solid waste disposal facility to be established in either Antamok, Itogon, Benguet or within the 139-hectare city-owned property in Sto. Tomas School area.