Mayor orders 'buy back' of ERS fertilizer

BAGUIO CITY – the city government will enforce the agreement it has forged with the company which introduced the multi-million Environmental Recycling System (ERS) machines here.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan has reiterated the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) it signed with Pro Tech Machinery Corporation for the buy back of the compost fertilizer, a by-product of the ERS machines in his Administrative Order 72.

As stipulated in the MOA, Protech is obliged to buy back the organic fertilizer or animal feed produced by the ERS machines at a pick-up price of P6.00 per kilo with a net weight of 40 kilograms per sack or P240.

The mayor said P22.00 will be slashed in the purchase price for Protech of the fertilizers per sack as they are the one's providing the sack and its appropriate labels.

This would mean Protech would be paying the City government P218.00 per sack of organic fertilizer produced by the ERS machines.

It can be recalled that the City entered into a MOA with Protech through its principal Shimizu and Company, Ltd of Nagasaki, Japan for the purchase and installation of 2 units ERS 5 machines for its biodegradable wastes which is now being processed at the city's composting plant in Irisan.

A sixty day payment term is also extended to the corporation from each withdrawal of the organic fertilizer from the composting facility.

The stored bags of fertilizer the Irisan Composting Facility has reached a substantial amount ever since the ERS machines started operation. ***paul rillorta

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