BATAAN: Hermosa town Mayor Antonio Joseph Inton together with the local police issued a closure order for a 7 hectare sanitary landfill operated by Econest Waste Management Corporation for allegedly violating environmental laws Thursday.
“Econest even accepts garbage from Quezon City when under our agreement only garbage from Hermosa and Bataan should be accepted in its landfill,” Mayor Inton was quoted by Inquirer in a report.
Mayor Inton added that it is a breach of contract with the local government.
But Lawyer Beulah Coeli Fiel, president and chief executive officer of Econest Corp., said that only the DENR-EMB has the power or authority to issue a cease and desist order.
The P48M facility which was established in 2017 currently has 70 workers.